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Apparatus for and method of testing an electrical ground fault circuit interrupt device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for testing a ground fault circuit interrupt device includes a processor, an input device connected to the processor for receiving input from an operator, a storage media connected to the processor for storing test data, an output device connected to the processor for outputting information corresponding to the test data to the operator, and a calibrated variable load circuit connected between the processor and the ground fault circuit interrupt device. The ground fault circuit interrupt device is configured to trip a corresponding circuit breaker. The processor is configured to receive signals from the calibrated variable load circuit and to process the signals to determine a trip threshold current and/or a trip time. A method of testing the ground fault circuit interrupt device includes a first step of providing an identification for the ground fault circuit interrupt device. Test data is then recorded in accordance with the identification. By comparing test data from an initial test with test data from a subsequent test, a trend of performance for the ground fault circuit interrupt device is determined.

Andrews, Lowell B. (2181-13th Ave. SW., Largo, FL 34640)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for and method of testing an electrical ground fault circuit interrupt device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for testing a ground fault circuit interrupt device includes a processor, an input device connected to the processor for receiving input from an operator, a storage media connected to the processor for storing test data, an output device connected to the processor for outputting information corresponding to the test data to the operator, and a calibrated variable load circuit connected between the processor and the ground fault circuit interrupt device. The ground fault circuit interrupt device is configured to trip a corresponding circuit breaker. The processor is configured to receive signals from the calibrated variable load circuit and to process the signals to determine a trip threshold current and/or a trip time. A method of testing the ground fault circuit interrupt device includes a first step of providing an identification for the ground fault circuit interrupt device. Test data is then recorded in accordance with the identification. By comparing test data from an initial test with test data from a subsequent test, a trend of performance for the ground fault circuit interrupt device is determined. 17 figs.

Andrews, L.B.

1998-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests show ability of vacuum circuit breaker to interrupt fast transient recovery voltage rates of rise of transformer secondary faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A vacuum circuit breaker demonstrated its ability to interrupt short circuits with faster than normal rates of rise of transient recovery voltage (TRV) at levels greater than those produced by most transformer secondary faults. Two recent exploratory test programs evaluated the interrupting ability of a 15kV vacuum circuit breaker containing interrupters of the rotating arc type with contacts made from a chromium-copper powder metal mixture. The interrupting conditions covered a wide range of currents from 10% to 130% of the 28kA rated short circuit current of the tested circuit breaker and a wide range of TRV rates of rise, including the relatively slow rate of rise, normally used in testing and found in most indoor circuit breaker applications, two faster rates of rise equaling and exceeding those found in a known power plant transformer secondary protection application, and the fastest rates of rise possible in the laboratory which exceed the requirements of most transformer secondary faults. These tests showed that the interrupting performance of the tested vacuum circuit breaker was unaffected by the TRV rate of rise to the fastest rates available in the test lab. Such a vacuum circuit breaker can therefore be used without TRV modifying capacitors to slow down the rate of rise provided by the power system. This ability is particularly important if analysis shows that the expected TRV from a transformer secondary fault has a fast rate of rise beyond the recognized ability of an older circuit breaker to acceptably interrupt.

Smith, R.K. [Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DC Arc Fault Detection and Circuit Interruption Technologies for Photovoltaic Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the United States, much like the rest of the world, rapid growth in photovoltaic (PV) systems is currently taking place. These systems are being installed in open fields, on parking structures, and on residential or commercial rooftops. Unfortunately, electrical arcing within a PV system’s DC circuits has caused some fires. DC-sourced electrical fires are difficult to extinguish if arcing originates from unprotected source circuits within a PV array. Several high-visibility structural fires ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and a method are disclosed for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens. 7 figs.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and a method for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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DIFFERENTIAL FAULT SENSING CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A differential fault sensing circuit is designed for detecting arcing in high-voltage vacuum tubes arranged in parallel. A circuit is provided which senses differences in voltages appearing between corresponding elements likely to fault. Sensitivity of the circuit is adjusted to some level above which arcing will cause detectable differences in voltage. For particular corresponding elements, a group of pulse transformers are connected in parallel with diodes connected across the secondaries thereof so that only voltage excursions are transmitted to a thyratron which is biased to the sensitivity level mentioned.

Roberts, J.H.

1961-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTROL AND FAULT DETECTOR CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power control and fault detectcr circuit for a radiofrequency system is described. The operation of the circuit controls the power output of a radio- frequency power supply to automatically start the flow of energizing power to the radio-frequency power supply and to gradually increase the power to a predetermined level which is below the point where destruction occurs upon the happening of a fault. If the radio-frequency power supply output fails to increase during such period, the control does not further increase the power. On the other hand, if the output of the radio-frequency power supply properly increases, then the control continues to increase the power to a maximum value. After the maximumn value of radio-frequency output has been achieved. the control is responsive to a ''fault,'' such as a short circuit in the radio-frequency system being driven, so that the flow of power is interrupted for an interval before the cycle is repeated.

Winningstad, C.N.

1958-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic fault extraction and simulation of layout realistic faults for integrated analogue circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive tool has been implemented for the comparison of different test preparation techniques and target faults. It comprises of the realistic fault characterisation program LIFT that can extract sets of various faults from a given analogue or ... Keywords: AnaFAUL, LIFT, VCO, analogue integrated circuits, automatic analogue fault simulation program, catastrophic faults, circuit analysis computing, circuit layout, fault diagnosis, integrated analogue circuits, integrated circuit layout, integrated circuit testing, mixed analogue-digital integrated circuits, mixed-signal circuit, parametric faults, realistic fault characterisation program, simulation, test preparation, voltage-controlled oscillators

C. Sebeke; J. P. Teixeira; M. J. Ohletz

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and interrupting tests on 250KV 8KA HVDC circuit breaker  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the circuit and component selections, development and equivalent circuit test results on an HVDC circuit breaker for an HVDC transmission line. A puffer type SF/sub 6/ gas interrupter for AC circuit breakers is utilized for interrupting DC current with injection of high-frequency inverse current from a commutating capacitor precharged to HVDC line voltage. Also, the effectiveness of application of the HVDC breaker to an HVDC system with two parallel transmission lines is demonstrated through the EMTP simulation.

Tokuyama, S.; Arimatsu, K.; Hirata, K.; Kato, Y.; Yoshioka, Y.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 4000-A HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) circuit breaker with fast fault-clearing capability: Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project is a follow-up of the first development of a 500 kV HVDC airblast circuit breaker (EPRI project 1507-3). The objective was to increase the current interrupting capability from 2200 A to 4000 A and shorten its fault clearing time. A high current 500 kV HVDC circuit breaker has been built using the passive commutation circuit. The breaker is modular in construction and can be designed for a wide variety of system conditions. More than 400 current interruptions were carried out successfully. Tests have shown that this circuit breaker is capable of interrupting more than 4000 A dc. Practical breakers with current interrupting capability of even 5500 A dc could be built. The circuit breaker operation and the fault-clearing process can be materially speeded up if the trip signal is given as soon as the fault is detected and without waiting for the current levels to come down in response to converter control action. The new dc breakers are shown to be capable of withstanding these transient arc currents of 8000 A without affecting its ability to interrupt the direct current that follows the transient. This transient current withstand capability is greater than is likely to occur during dc faults. The fault clearing time of this HVDC circuit breaker is comparable to the fault clearing time of conventional ac breakers for ac faults. The developed HVDC circuit breaker is now commercially available and can be supplied for use in HVDC systems. Its use in such systems is expected to provide flexibility in system design and contribute to system stability. 38 refs., 52 figs., 9 tabs.

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1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric circuit breaker comprising a plurality of vacuum interrupters simultaneously operated by a common operator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This circuit breaker comprises a plurality of a vacuum-type circuit interrupters, each having a movable contact rod. A common operating device for the interrupters comprises a linearly-movable operating member. The interrupters are mounted at one side of the operating member with their movable contact rods extending in a direction generally toward the operating member. Means is provided for mechanically coupling the operating member to the contact rods, and this means comprises a plurality of insulating operating rods, each connected at one end to the operating member and at its opposite end to one of the movable contact rods. The operating rods are of substantially equal length and have longitudinal axes that converge and intersect at substantially a common point.

Barkan, Philip (Stanford, CA); Imam, Imdad (Secane, PA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault diagnosis in reversible circuits under missing-gate fault model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents a novel technique for fault detection as well as fault location in a reversible combinational circuit under the missing gate fault model. It is shown that in an (nxn) reversible circuit implemented with k-CNOT gates, addition of ...

Hafizur Rahaman; Dipak K. Kole; Debesh K. Das; Bhargab B. Bhattacharya

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A SVDD approach of fuzzy classification for analog circuit fault diagnosis with FWT as preprocessor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a new approach of fault diagnosis in analog circuits, which employs the Fractional Wavelet Transform (FWT) to extract fault features and adopts a fuzzy multi-classifier based on the Support Vector Data Description (SVDD) to diagnose circuit ... Keywords: Analog circuit, Fault diagnosis, Feature extraction, Fractional wavelet transform, KFCM, SVDD

Hui Luo; Youren Wang, Jiang Cui

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and test rules for CMOS circuits to facilitate IDDQ testing of bridging faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

All possible bridging faults (BFs) between any two circuit nodes are considered, where a circuit node may be the drain, source, or gate terminal of a transistor. Several examples are given to show that under certain circumstances current supply monitoring ...

K. -J. Lee; M. A. Breuer

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter are disclosed for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time. 9 figs.

Boenig, H.J.

1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Original article: An efficient, simplified multiple-coupled circuit model of the induction motor aimed to simulate different types of stator faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes an original simplified model aimed to simulate, an easy way, inter turns short circuit fault, phase to phase fault and phase to ground fault. In this model, the stator is considered as six magnetically coupled windings and the rotor ... Keywords: Fault diagnosis, Inter turns short circuit fault, Phase to ground fault, Phase to phase fault, Symmetrical components

M. Bouzid, G. Champenois

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating dynamic equivalent PV circuit models with impedance spectroscopy for arc-fault modeling.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Article 690.11 in the 2011 National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}) requires new photovoltaic (PV) systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device. Currently there is little experimental or empirical research into the behavior of the arcing frequencies through PV components despite the potential for modules and other PV components to filter or attenuate arcing signatures that could render the arc detector ineffective. To model AC arcing signal propagation along PV strings, the well-studied DC diode models were found to inadequately capture the behavior of high frequency arcing signals. Instead dynamic equivalent circuit models of PV modules were required to describe the impedance for alternating currents in modules. The nonlinearities present in PV cells resulting from irradiance, temperature, frequency, and bias voltage variations make modeling these systems challenging. Linearized dynamic equivalent circuits were created for multiple PV module manufacturers and module technologies. The equivalent resistances and capacitances for the modules were determined using impedance spectroscopy with no bias voltage and no irradiance. The equivalent circuit model was employed to evaluate modules having irradiance conditions that could not be measured directly with the instrumentation. Although there was a wide range of circuit component values, the complex impedance model does not predict filtering of arc fault frequencies in PV strings for any irradiance level. Experimental results with no irradiance agree with the model and show nearly no attenuation for 1 Hz to 100 kHz input frequencies.

Johnson, Jay Dean; Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Strauch, Jason E.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on Fault Diagnosis on High Voltage SF6 Circuit Breaker Based on the Db Wavelet and Fuzzy Theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This dissertation aims at providing a quick and accurate fault diagnosis method for on high voltage SF6circuit breaker. This method indirectly monitors the functioning of the breaker by observing the electric current in the coil of its switch. The electrical ... Keywords: SF6 circuit breaker, monitor, wavelet transform, fuzzy theory

Li Yang; Zhuo Yang; Yang Lei; Kejie Dai; Weiming Guan

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Insertion HVDC Circuit Breaker: Magnetically Pulsed Hybrid Breaker for HVDC Power Distribution Protection  

SciTech Connect

GENI Project: General Atomics is developing a direct current (DC) circuit breaker that could protect the grid from faults 100 times faster than its alternating current (AC) counterparts. Circuit breakers are critical elements in any electrical system. At the grid level, their main function is to isolate parts of the grid where a fault has occurred—such as a downed power line or a transformer explosion—from the rest of the system. DC circuit breakers must interrupt the system during a fault much faster than AC circuit breakers to prevent possible damage to cables, converters and other grid-level components. General Atomics’ high-voltage DC circuit breaker would react in less than 1/1,000th of a second to interrupt current during a fault, preventing potential hazards to people and equipment.

None

2012-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Interruptible iterators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper introduces interruptible iterators, a language feature that makes expressive iteration abstractions much easier to implement. Iteration abstractions are valuable for software design, as shown by their frequent use in well-designed data structure libraries such as the Java Collections Framework. While Java iterators support iteration abstraction well from the standpoint of client code, they are awkward to implement correctly and efficiently, especially if the iterator needs to support imperative update of the underlying collection, such as removing the current element. Some languages, such as CLU and C # 2.0, support iteration through a limited coroutine mechanism, but these mechanisms do not support imperative updates. Interruptible iterators are more powerful coroutines in which the loop body is able to interrupt the iterator with requests to perform updates. Interrupts are similar to exceptions, but propagate differently and have resumption semantics. Interruptible iterators have been implemented as part of the JMatch programming language, an extended version of Java. A JMatch reimplementation of the Java Collections Framework shows that implementations can be made substantially shorter and simpler; performance results show that this language mechanism can also be implemented efficiently.

Jed Liu; Aaron Kimball; Andrew C. Myers

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum interrupters used for the interruption of high dc currents  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Conventional ac vacuum interrupters are being used to interrupt currents in pulsed energy storage systems. They have been tested with dc currents of up to 37 kA. The limit to the current which can be successfully interrupted has been measured as a function of various parameters. Among these are (1) the size of the interrupter, (2) the magnitude of the counterpulse current, (3) the nature and flux rating of the saturable reactor used, and (4) the kind of ''snubber'' circuit used. Fragmentary data have also been collected on electrode erosion rates and on mechanical failure of the bellows. A description is given of the circuits used in these tests and of the results found for a representative selection of the commercially available domestic interrupters. More recently efforts have been made to increase the values found for the maximum interruptible current. The techniques used have included connecting interrupters in parallel and operating them in an impressed axial magnetic field. The results of this work are discussed.

Warren, R.W.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle Charging Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric vehicle charging systems will be required to provide protection against electric shock due to ground faults. This report reviews the subject of electric shock, including the effects of current magnitude, frequency, duration, alternating and direct current, and supply voltage to ground. The report suggests a basis for specific safety requirements--such as a ground fault circuit interrupt--that can be included in a product safety standard covering electric vehicle charging systems to meet the 1996...

2000-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Protective Relay Data for Circuit Breaker Diagnostics and Life Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent and new generations of microprocessor-based relays with logic processing and data communications can collect data useful for developing information showing the performance of connected power circuit breakers during interruption of faults, circuit restoration, and normal switching operations. Industry trends and reliability standards initiatives both point to the value of maximizing the use of these data. This technical update describes Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research progress in ...

2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Locating, Prediction and Protection (FLPPS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the main objectives of this DOE-sponsored project was to reduce customer outage time. Fault location, prediction, and protection are the most important aspects of fault management for the reduction of outage time. In the past most of the research and development on power system faults in these areas has focused on transmission systems, and it is not until recently with deregulation and competition that research on power system faults has begun to focus on the unique aspects of distribution systems. This project was planned with three Phases, approximately one year per phase. The first phase of the project involved an assessment of the state-of-the-art in fault location, prediction, and detection as well as the design, lab testing, and field installation of the advanced protection system on the SCE Circuit of the Future located north of San Bernardino, CA. The new feeder automation scheme, with vacuum fault interrupters, will limit the number of customers affected by the fault. Depending on the fault location, the substation breaker might not even trip. Through the use of fast communications (fiber) the fault locations can be determined and the proper fault interrupting switches opened automatically. With knowledge of circuit loadings at the time of the fault, ties to other circuits can be closed automatically to restore all customers except the faulted section. This new automation scheme limits outage time and increases reliability for customers. The second phase of the project involved the selection, modeling, testing and installation of a fault current limiter on the Circuit of the Future. While this project did not pay for the installation and testing of the fault current limiter, it did perform the evaluation of the fault current limiter and its impacts on the protection system of the Circuit of the Future. After investigation of several fault current limiters, the Zenergy superconducting, saturable core fault current limiter was selected for installation. Because of some testing problems with the Zenergy fault current limiter, installation was delayed until early 2009 with it being put into operation on March 6, 2009. A malfunction of the FCL controller caused the DC power supply to the superconducting magnet to be turned off. This inserted the FCL impedance into the circuit while it was in normal operation causing a voltage resonance condition. While these voltages never reached a point where damage would occur on customer equipment, steps were taken to insure this would not happen again. The FCL was reenergized with load on December 18, 2009. A fault was experienced on the circuit with the FCL in operation on January 14, 2010. The FCL operated properly and reduced the fault current by about 8%, what was expected from tests and modeling. As of the end of the project, the FCL was still in operation on the circuit. The third phase of the project involved the exploration of several advanced protection ideas that might be at a state where they could be applied to the Circuit of the Future and elsewhere in the SCE electrical system. Based on the work done as part of the literature review and survey, as well as a number of internal meetings with engineering staff at SCE, a number of ideas were compiled. These ideas were then evaluated for applicability and ability to be applied on the Circuit of the Future in the time remaining for the project. Some of these basic ideas were implemented on the circuit including measurement of power quality before and after the FCL. It was also decided that we would take what was learned as part of the Circuit of the Future work and extend it to the next generation circuit protection for SCE. Also at this time, SCE put in a proposal to the DOE for the Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration using ARRA funding. SCE was successful in obtaining funding for this proposal, so it was felt that exploration of new protection schemes for this Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration would be a good use of the project resources. With this in mind, a protection system that uses fault interrupting switches, hi

Yinger, Robert, J.; Venkata, S., S.; Centeno, Virgilio

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault finder  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fault finder for locating faults along a high voltage electrical transmission line. Real time monitoring of background noise and improved filtering of input signals is used to identify the occurrence of a fault. A fault is detected at both a master and remote unit spaced along the line. A master clock synchronizes operation of a similar clock at the remote unit. Both units include modulator and demodulator circuits for transmission of clock signals and data. All data is received at the master unit for processing to determine an accurate fault distance calculation.

Bunch, Richard H. (1614 NW. 106th St., Vancouver, WA 98665)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel fault backtracing for calculation of fault coverage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new improved method for calculation of fault coverage with parallel fault backtracing in combinational circuits is proposed. The method is based on structurally synthesized BDDs (SSBDD) which represent gate-level circuits at higher, macro level where ...

Raimund Ubar; Sergei Devadze; Jaan Raik; Artur Jutman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components. 13 figs.

Premerlani, W.J.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components.

Premerlani, William J. (Scotia, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Interruptible Load Or Interruptible Demand | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Interruptible Load Or Interruptible Demand Interruptible Load Or Interruptible Demand Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Interruptible Load Or Interruptible Demand Demand that the end-use customer makes available to its Load-Serving Entity via contract or agreement for curtailment.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition View on Reegle Reegle Definition No reegle definition available. Also Known As non-firm service Related Terms transmission lines, electricity generation, transmission line, firm transmission service, smart grid References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An inli LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ne Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Interruptible_Load_Or_Interruptible_Demand&oldid=502615"

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2012 SG Peer Review - Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor & Faulted Circuit Indicator System for Underground Assets - Jason Wilson, On-Ramp Wireless  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Jason Wilson On-Ramp Wireless June 7, 2012 December 2008 Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Objective Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY 12 FY12, authorized FY13, requested Out-year(s) $1,046 $580 $39 $0 Technical Scope Develop and demonstrate a wireless network solution for distribution automation, including fault circuit indicators and transformer monitoring, capable of secure and reliable communication with below ground and hard to reach utility assets at a TCO that is commercially viable for utilities to deploy at large scale. Enable utilities throughout the US to improve critical grid reliability metrics including SAIDI. * Conceptual design and trade studies including sensor system interfaces, augmenting FCI with

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Fault Current Limiters  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Fault Fault Current Limiters Superconducting & Solid-state Power Equipment Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability www.oe.energy.gov Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585 Plugging America Into the Future of Power What are FCLs? A fault is an unintentional short circuit, or partial short-circuit, in an electric circuit. A variety of factors such as lightning, downed power lines, or crossed power lines cause faults. During a fault, excessive current-called fault current- flows through the electrical system often resulting in a failure of one section of that system by causing a

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Definition: Fault Current Limiter | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Limiter Limiter Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Fault Current Limiter A fault current limiter prevents current in an electrical circuit from exceeding a predetermined level by increasing the electrical impedance of that circuit before the current through the circuit exceeds that level. Fault current limiters are designed so as to minimize the impedance of the circuit under normal conditions to reduce losses, but increase the impedance of the circuit under fault conditions to limit fault current.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A Fault Current Limiter (FCL) is a device which limits the prospective fault current when a fault occurs (e.g. in a power transmission network). The term includes superconducting devices and non-superconducting devices, however some of the more simple non-superconducting devices (such

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High temperature superconducting fault current limiter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fault current limiter for an electrical circuit is disclosed. The fault current limiter includes a high temperature superconductor in the electrical circuit. The high temperature superconductor is cooled below its critical temperature to maintain the superconducting electrical properties during operation as the fault current limiter. 15 figs.

Hull, J.R.

1997-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Auxiliary Power Substation 95A4 fault and fire, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, March 24, 1982  

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On March 24, 1982, an electrical fault and resultant fire in the 480 volt Auxiliary Power Substation 95A4 at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant destroyed that substation. There were no personal injuries, the overall loss was limited to the Substation, and the cost of replacing the Substation with repaired and new components has been estimated at $184,000. At the time of the incident, Goodyear was involved in a project to replace the obsolete 480 volt circuit breaker of the Auxiliary Power System. This project involved the disassembly, refurishing, and reassembly of 480 volt circuit breaker carriages by Goodyear personnel. The fault occurred in a circuit breaker upgraded under this project. The investigation of this accident is reported. The evidence suggests the fault resulted from the improper assembly of an upgraded 480 volt circuit breaker. Compounding the problem and leading to the extensive damage was the failure of the transformer secondary breaker to trip open as designed and interrupt the flow of power to the substation. It is surmised that inadequate testing during preventive maintenance contributed to this condition. Additional factors which may have contributed to the accident included: no requirements for assuring the competence of the electricians who installed the circuit breakers, no specific assembly instructions to the electricians, inadequate procedure instructions, and an inadequate procedure governing operational or load testing of the breaker. (LCL)

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Freeman, Sullivan & Co. Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration, Energy Efficiency Resource Type: Online calculator, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: icecalculator.com/ Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America References: [1] Logo: Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator This calculator is a tool designed for electric reliability planners at utilities, government organizations or other entities that are interested in estimating interruption costs and/or the benefits associated with reliability improvements. About The Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator is an electric reliability

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Transient fault modeling and fault injection simulation  

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An accurate transient fault model is presented in this thesis. A 7-term exponential current upset model is derived from the results of a device-level, 3-dimensional, single-event-upset simulation. A curve-fitting algorithm is used to extract the numerical model from the empirical data. The model is implemented in a HSPICE simulation environment as a current-injection source for fault simulation. The current transient model is used to conduct electrical-level fault injection simulations on a static RAM cell and subcircuits from two commercial microprocessors. The results from the 7-term exponential model are compared with the results from the widely accepted double-exponential transient model. The experimental data indicate that, for a given charge level, the 7-term exponential fault model results in a higher chance of having a latch error. More importantly, different latch-error patterns are captured from the target circuits under the new fault model.

Yuan, Xuejun

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Avoiding and Managing Interruptions of Electric Service Under an Interruptible Contract or Tariff  

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Many large industrial consumers of electricity purchase power through special interruptible contracts or curtailable tariffs. Historically, the number of actual interruptions has been very small -many interruptible consumers have never been required to curtail their usage, and may be assuming that interruptions will never occur. This situation is largely due to the glut of electric generating capacity that exists today in the United States -generally speaking, there is enough generation available to serve all firm customers and all interruptible customers most of the time. However, this glut will likely disappear in the next few years, meaning that interruptible consumers will be required to suffer more interruptions in the near term. Industrials subject to these interruptions should work now toward mitigating the possibility of interruptions and planning their operations so that interruptions can be avoided or sustained with minimal impact. This paper describes methods available to avoid and manage interruptions.

Evans, G. W.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Cathode Cooling Due to Power Interruption  

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Presentation Title, Modeling Cathode Cooling Due to Power Interruption ... Development and Application of SAMI's Low Voltage Energy-Saving Technology.

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Wavelet based analysis of circuit breaker operation  

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Circuit breaker is an important interrupting device in power system network. It usually has a lifetime about 20 to 40 years. During breaker's service time, maintenance and inspection are imperative duties to achieve its reliable operation. To automate the diagnostic practice for circuit breaker operation and reduce the utility company's workload, Wavelet based analysis software of circuit breaker operation is developed here. Combined with circuit breaker monitoring system, the analysis software processes the original circuit breaker information, speeds up the analysis time and provides stable and consistent evaluation for the circuit breaker operation.

Ren, Zhifang Jennifer

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numeric simulation of faults in electrical networks  

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In the paper is presented a virtual simulator for three-phased medium voltage electric circuits. The simulator allows analyzing transient regimes caused by the faults produced in electric distribution networks (simple grounding, double grounding, broken ... Keywords: faults in electric network, numerical simulation, three phased circuits, transient regimes

Toader Dumitru; Haragus Stefan; Blaj Constantin

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Advanced Interrupting Switch | Open Energy Information  

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sectionalizing to isolate faults.1 Related Terms fault References https:www.smartgrid.govcategorytechnologyadvancedinterruptingswitch C LikeLike UnlikeLike You...

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PUB-3000 Chapter 8 | ELECTRICAL SAFETY | REV'D 05/13  

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fault circuit interrupter (GFCI): GFCIs are devices designed to protect people from electrocution (death by electrical shock). They interrupt the circuit at extremely low current...

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Optimal fault location  

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Basic goal of power system is to continuously provide electrical energy to the users. Like with any other system, failures in power system can occur. In those situations it is critical that correct remedial actions are applied as soon as possible after the accurate fault condition and location are detected. This thesis has been focusing on automated fault location procedure. Different fault location algorithms, classified according to the spatial placement of physical measurements on single ended, multiple ended and sparse system-wide, are investigated. As outcome of this review, methods are listed as function of different parameters that influence their accuracy. This comparison is than used for generating procedure for optimal fault location algorithm selection. According to available data, and position of the fault with respect to the data, proposed procedure decides between different algorithms and selects an optimal one. A new approach is developed by utilizing different data structures such as binary tree and serialization in order to efficiently implement algorithm decision engine. After accuracy of algorithms is strongly influenced by available input data, different data sources are recommended in proposed architecture such as the digital fault recorders, circuit breaker monitoring, SCADA, power system model and etc. Algorithm for determining faulted section is proposed based on the data from circuit breaker monitoring devices. This algorithm works in real time by recognizing to which sequence of events newly obtained recording belongs. Software prototype of the proposed automated fault location analysis is developed using Java programming language. Fault location analysis is automatically triggered by appearance of new event files in a specific folder. The tests were carried out using the real life transmission system as an example.

Knezev, Maja

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interruptible load control for Taiwan Power Company  

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Load management is the planning and implementation of those utility activities designed to influence customer use of electricity in ways that will produce desired changes in the utility's load shape. Interruptible load program is an option of load management which provides incentive rate to customers to interrupt or reduce the power demand during the system peak period or emergency condition. Therefore, how to design a proper incentive rate is the most important issue in implementing this program. This paper describes three alternatives designed for the interruptible load program, one of which was activated by Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) and some preliminary results were obtained. The effect of the interruptible load to the system peak demand reduction and the change of daily load curve for large industrial customers were analyzed. This paper estimates the avoided cost and design more appropriate incentive rate structure for interruptible load program.

Chen, C.S.; Leu, J.T. (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Kaohsiung (TW))

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short Circuit Analysis of Induction Machines Wind Power Application  

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he short circuit behavior of Type I (fixed speed) wind turbine-generators is analyzed in this paper to aid in the protection coordination of wind plants of this type. A simple network consisting of one wind turbine-generator is analyzed for two network faults: a three phase short circuit and a phase A to ground fault. Electromagnetic transient simulations and sequence network calculations are compared for the two fault scenarios. It is found that traditional sequence network calculations give accurate results for the short circuit currents in the balanced fault case, but are inaccurate for the un-faulted phases in the unbalanced fault case. The time-current behavior of the fundamental frequency component of the short circuit currents for both fault cases are described, and found to differ significantly in the unbalanced and balanced fault cases

Starke, Michael R [ORNL; Smith, Travis M [ORNL; Howard, Dustin [Georgia Institute of Technology; Harley, Ronald [Georgia Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Fault Location and Waveform Characterization  

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Automated fault location algorithms for distribution systems require monitoring equipment to record voltage and current waveforms during an event. In addition, most of these algorithms require circuit-impedance parameters to evaluate the fault location. Locating incipient faults and fault waveform characterization is the main aim of this project. This project builds on work done in 2008 towards sub-cycle blip identification using an algorithm based on arc voltage.

2009-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A transmission line fault locator based on Elman recurrent networks  

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In this paper, a transmission line fault location model which is based on an Elman recurrent network (ERN) has been presented for balanced and unbalanced short circuit faults. All fault situations with different inception times are implemented on a 380-kV ... Keywords: Elman networks, Fault location, Transmission lines, Wavelet transform

Sami Ekici; Selcuk Yildirim; Mustafa Poyraz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Basic interrupt and command structures and applications  

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Interrupt and command structures of a real-time system are described through specific examples. References to applications of a real-time system and programing development references are supplied. (auth)

Davies, R.C.

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic gain control circuit functions to adjust the magnitude of an input signal supplied to a measuring circuit to a level within the dynamic range of the measuring circuit while a log-ratio circuit adjusts the magnitude of the output signal from the measuring circuit to the level of the input signal and optimizes the signal-to-noise ratio performance of the measuring circuit.

Sun, Shan C. (Pittsburgh, PA); Chaprnka, Anthony G. (Cockeysville, MD)

1977-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Field testing of component-level model-based fault detection methods for mixing boxes and VAV fan systems  

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and diagnosis for cooling towers. ASHRAE Trans. , vol.107,of faults in the cooling tower circuit of a central chilled

Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum interrupters and thyratrons as opening switches  

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The clear advantages of inductive storage for large scale energy storage applications are creating an increasing interest in the research and development of the opening switches required. Opening switches for single-shot inductive transfers have received considerable attention and are fairly well advanced. The problem addressed by this workshop of high power opening switches for high repetition rate applications is much more severe, however, and may well require a major research and development effort. Two candidates for such an opening switch, the triggered vacuum interrupter and the magnetically quenched thyratron, are discussed. By electrically retriggering the discharge in the vacuum interrupter between pulses, the dependence on mechanical motion is eliminated. This should enable repetition rate operation at 10 to 15 kHz while still maintaining the vacuum interrupter's proven interrupting performance of tens of kiloamps at tens of kilovolts. The magnetically quenched thyratron, on the other hand, uses a cross magnetic field to raise the switch impedance by decreasing the electron mobility and driving the discharge into an arc chute wall where it is quenched. Successful interruptions of 1 kA at 15 kV and 100 A at 50 kV after conduction for 10 ..mu..s have been demonstrated by previous researchers. Work at Los Alamos is directed toward understanding the basic mechanisms involved and increasing the switch ratings, particularly the conduction time.

Honig, E.M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Circuit Modeling of a Wind Power Plant: Preprint  

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This paper investigates the short-circuit behavior of a WPP for different types of wind turbines. The short-circuit behavior will be presented. Both the simplified models and detailed models are used in the simulations and both symmetrical faults and unsymmetrical faults are discussed.

Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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When poll is better than interrupt  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a traditional block I/O path, the operating system completes virtually all I/Os asynchronously via interrupts. However, performing storage I/O with ultra-low latency devices using next-generation non-volatile memory, it can be shown that polling for ...

Jisoo Yang; Dave B. Minturn; Frank Hady

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controllability of Static CMOS Circuits for Timing Characterization  

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Timing violations, also known as delay faults, are a major source of defective silicon in modern Integrated Circuits (ICs), designed in Deep Sub-micron (DSM) technologies, making it imperative to perform delay fault testing in these ICs. However, DSM ... Keywords: Delay fault testing, Design for test, Scan design

Ramyanshu Datta; Ravi Gupta; Antony Sebastine; Jacob A. Abraham; Manuel D'Abreu

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems  

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Fault location in distribution systems is a critical component of outage management and service restoration, which directly impacts feeder reliability and quality of the electricity supply. Improving fault location methods supports the Department of Energy (DOE) “Grid 2030” initiatives for grid modernization by improving reliability indices of the network. Improving customer average interruption duration index (CAIDI) and system average interruption duration index (SAIDI) are direct advantages of utilizing a suitable fault location method. As distribution systems are gradually evolving into smart distribution systems, application of more accurate fault location methods based on gathered data from various Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) installed along the feeders is quite feasible. How this may be done and what is the needed methodology to come to such solution is raised and then systematically answered. To reach this goal, the following tasks are carried out: 1) Existing fault location methods in distribution systems are surveyed and their strength and caveats are studied. 2) Characteristics of IEDs in distribution systems are studied and their impacts on fault location method selection and implementation are detailed. 3) A systematic approach for selecting optimal fault location method is proposed and implemented to pinpoint the most promising algorithms for a given set of application requirements. 4) An enhanced fault location method based on voltage sag data gathered from IEDs along the feeder is developed. The method solves the problem of multiple fault location estimations and produces more robust results. 5) An optimal IED placement approach for the enhanced fault location method is developed and practical considerations for its implementation are detailed.

Lotfifard, Saeed

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADDER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved parallel addition unit is described which is especially adapted for use in electronic digital computers and characterized by propagation of the carry signal through each of a plurality of denominationally ordered stages within a minimum time interval. In its broadest aspects, the invention incorporates a fast multistage parallel digital adder including a plurality of adder circuits, carry-propagation circuit means in all but the most significant digit stage, means for conditioning each carry-propagation circuit during the time period in which information is placed into the adder circuits, and means coupling carry-generation portions of thc adder circuit to the carry propagating means.

Jacobsohn, D.H.; Merrill, L.C.

1959-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive fault current limiting device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A passive current limiting device and isolator is particularly adapted for use at high power levels for limiting excessive currents in a circuit in a fault condition such as an electrical short. The current limiting device comprises a magnetic core wound with two magnetically opposed, parallel connected coils of copper, a high temperature superconductor or other electrically conducting material, and a fault element connected in series with one of the coils. Under normal operating conditions, the magnetic flux density produced by the two coils cancel each other. Under a fault condition, the fault element is triggered to cause an imbalance in the magnetic flux density between the two coils which results in an increase in the impedance in the coils. While the fault element may be a separate current limiter, switch, fuse, bimetal strip or the like, it preferably is a superconductor current limiter conducting one-half of the current load compared to the same limiter wired to carry the total current of the circuit. The major voltage during a fault condition is in the coils wound on the common core in a preferred embodiment. 6 figs.

Evans, D.J.; Cha, Y.S.

1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Interruptions : using activity transitions to trigger proactive messages  

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The proliferation of mobile devices and their tendency to present information proactively has led to an increase in device generated interruptions experienced by users. These interruptions are not confined to a particular ...

Ho, Joyce (Joyce Carmen)

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arc fault detection system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arc fault detection system for use on ungrounded or high-resistance-grounded power distribution systems is provided which can be retrofitted outside electrical switchboard circuits having limited space constraints. The system includes a differential current relay that senses a current differential between current flowing from secondary windings located in a current transformer coupled to a power supply side of a switchboard, and a total current induced in secondary windings coupled to a load side of the switchboard. When such a current differential is experienced, a current travels through a operating coil of the differential current relay, which in turn opens an upstream circuit breaker located between the switchboard and a power supply to remove the supply of power to the switchboard.

Jha, Kamal N. (Bethel Park, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arc fault detection system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arc fault detection system for use on ungrounded or high-resistance-grounded power distribution systems is provided which can be retrofitted outside electrical switchboard circuits having limited space constraints. The system includes a differential current relay that senses a current differential between current flowing from secondary windings located in a current transformer coupled to a power supply side of a switchboard, and a total current induced in secondary windings coupled to a load side of the switchboard. When such a current differential is experienced, a current travels through a operating coil of the differential current relay, which in turn opens an upstream circuit breaker located between the switchboard and a power supply to remove the supply of power to the switchboard. 1 fig.

Jha, K.N.

1999-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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Circuit Switches Circuit Switches Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Distribution Circuit Switches Distribution circuit switches that can be operated automatically in response to control signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid control systems. Such switches can be installed as automated devices or existing equipment can be retrofitted with controls and communications. The degree of automation depends on the controls and communications system implemented. These switches can be opened or closed to isolate portions of a distribution circuit that has experienced a short circuit (fault), or must be taken out of service for maintenance or other operations. When used in combination, these switches can reroute power from other substations or nearby distribution circuits.[1]

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Wind Power Plant Enhancement with a Fault-Current Limiter: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper investigates the capability of a saturable core fault-current limiter to limit the short circuit current of different types of wind turbine generators.

Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.; DeLaRosa, F.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hardware Fault Insertion Techniques and Tools  

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The concept of dependability validation becomes more and more important regarding big public telecom systems. This is why fault insertion has been widely accepted as a means of testing the fault handling mechanisms of the systems. This master thesis classifies and compares fault insertion techniques used within the industry. It also looks into internal fault insertion techniques used by the people at Ericsson Telecom working with the AXD301 ATM switch. Hardware Fault Insertion Techniques and Tools 2 Acknowledgements The following people at Ericsson has contributed to this thesis in one way or another: Roger Nordmark Mattias Rimbark Bengt Kvist Anders strm Kenny Ohlsson Johan Jeppson Johan Eklv Also a thank you to my supervisor at KTH: Axel Jantsch A special thanks also to my good friend and colleague: Robert Thorhuus Hardware Fault Insertion Techniques and Tools 3 Abbreviations ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode BSDL - Boundary Scan De...

Emil Savqvist; Roger Nordmark; Mattias Rimbark; Bengt Kvist; Anders Åström; Kenny Ohlsson; Johan Eklöv; Axel Jantsch; Robert Thorhuus; Hw Hard Ware

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic circuit is presented for automatically computing the product of two selected variables by multiplying the voltage pulses proportional to the variables. The multiplier circuit has a plurality of parallel resistors of predetermined values connected through separate gate circults between a first input and the output terminal. One voltage pulse is applied to thc flrst input while the second voltage pulse is applied to control circuitry for the respective gate circuits. Thc magnitude of the second voltage pulse selects the resistors upon which the first voltage pulse is imprcssed, whereby the resultant output voltage is proportional to the product of the input voltage pulses

Thomas, R.E.

1959-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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GATING CIRCUITS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Control circuits for vacuum tubes are described, and a binary counter having an improved trigger circuit is reported. The salient feature of the binary counter is the application of the input signal to the cathode of each of two vacuum tubes through separate capacitors and the connection of each cathode to ground through separate diodes. The control of the binary counter is achieved in this manner without special pulse shaping of the input signal. A further advantage of the circuit is the simplicity and minimum nuruber of components required, making its use particularly desirable in computer machines.

Merrill, L.C.

1958-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Circuit Breaker Lubrication - Assessment of Field-Aged Bearings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

 The life cycle performance of a high-voltage circuit breaker is, to a large degree, determined by the performance of the materials and components that make up the complete breaker. The rates of deterioration of components such as compressors, pumps, seals, linkages and their lubrication, and interrupter elements drive the requirements for circuit breaker maintenance and refurbishment. EPRI conducted a series of investigations to enhance knowledge of aging processes and to identify those ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Circuit Breaker Lubrication: Laboratory Assessments and Lubrication Selection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The life cycle performance of a high voltage circuit breaker is, to a large degree, determined by the performance of the materials and components that make up the complete breaker. The rates of deterioration of components such as compressors, pumps, seals, linkages and their lubrication and interrupter elements drive the requirements for circuit breaker maintenance and refurbishment. EPRI has conducted a series of investigation to enhance knowledge of aging processes and to identify those materials ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of switching surges generated by current interruption in an energy-storage coil  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The paper presents an analysis of the transient voltages which are generated when the current in a large magnetic energy storage coil is interrupted by a dc vacuum circuit breaker. The effect of the various parameters in the circuit on the transient voltage is discussed. The self inductance of the dump resistor must be minimized to control the generated transient. Contrary to general belief, a capacitor across the coil is not an effective surge suppressor. In fact, the capacitor may excite oscillations of higher magnitude. However, a capacitor, in addition to a surge suppressor, may be used to modify the frequency components of the transient voltage so that these frequency components are not coincident with the natural frequencies of the coil. Otherwise, resonant oscillations inside the coil may attain damaging magnitudes. The capacitor would also reduce the steepness of the wavefront of the transient across the coil, thus reducing the nonlinear voltage distribution inside the coil.

Chowdhuri, P.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Test Generation Complexity for Stuck-At and Path Delay Faults Based on ?k-Notation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we discuss the relationship between the test generation complexity for path delay faults (PDFs) and that for stuck-at faults (SAFs) in combinational and sequential circuits using the recently introduced ?k-notation. On ... Keywords: easily testable, path delay faults, stuck-at faults, test generation complexity

Chia Yee Ooi; Thomas Clouqueur; Hideo Fujiwara

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic fast multiplier circuit utilizing a transistor controlled voltage divider network is presented. The multiplier includes a stepped potentiometer in which solid state or transistor switches are substituted for mechanical wipers in order to obtain electronic switching that is extremely fast as compared to the usual servo-driven mechanical wipers. While this multiplier circuit operates as an approximation and in steps to obtain a voltage that is the product of two input voltages, any desired degree of accuracy can be obtained with the proper number of increments and adjustment of parameters. (AEC)

Chase, R.L.

1963-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detect and classify faults using neural nets  

SciTech Connect

The analysis of transmission line faults is essential to the proper performance of the power system. It is required if protective relays are to take the appropriate action and in monitoring the performance of relays, circuit breakers, and other protective and control elements. The detection and classification of transmission line faults is a fundamental component of such fault analysis. Another application of fault analysis is in software packages for automated analysis of digital fault recorder (DFR) files. Recently, such a package, called DFR Assistant, was developed for substation applications. This program can be installed locally in a substation, in which case it is connected directly to the DFR via a high speed parallel link, or it can be installed at a central station, in which case it can be configured to automatically analyze events coming from all DFRs.

Kezunovic, M.; Rikalo, I.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic computational models for accurate reliability evaluation of logic circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As reliability becomes a major concern with the continuous scaling of CMOS technology, several computational methodologies have been developed for the reliability evaluation of logic circuits. Previous accurate analytical approaches, however, have a ... Keywords: fault tolerance, logic circuits, reliability evaluation, stochastic computation, stochastic computational model

Hao Chen; Jie Han

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TIMING CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic circuit is described for precisely controlling the power delivered to a load from an a-c source, and is particularly useful as a welder timer. The power is delivered in uniform pulses, produced by a thyratron, the number of pulses being controlled by a one-shot multivibrator. The starting pulse is synchronized with the a-c line frequency so that each multivlbrator cycle begins at about the same point in the a-c cycle.

Heyd, J.W.

1959-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of power-frequency based algorithms for fault location in power grids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increased accuracy of the faults' location is a very actual request of the power grids' operation and management, reason to develop new and as precise as possible techniques for the estimation of the short-circuits' location. The actual fault locating ... Keywords: ATP simulation, fault location, power grids, power-frequency based algorithms

Marcel Istrate

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic behaviour of a DFIG wind turbine subjected to power system faults  

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Dynamic behaviour of a DFIG wind turbine subjected to power system faults Gabriele Michalke+, Anca of the dynamic interaction between variable speed DFIG wind turbines and the power system subjected to disturbances, such as short circuit faults. Focus of the paper is the fault ride-through capability of DFIG

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LOGIC CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for safety rod counting in a nuclear reactor is described. A Wheatstone bridge circuit is adapted to prevent de-energizing the hopper coils of a ball backup system if safety rods, sufficient in total control effect, properly enter the reactor core to effect shut down. A plurality of resistances form one arm of the bridge, each resistance being associated with a particular safety rod and weighted in value according to the control effect of the particular safety rod. Switching means are used to switch each of the resistances in and out of the bridge circuit responsive to the presence of a particular safety rod in its effective position in the reactor core and responsive to the attainment of a predetermined velocity by a particular safety rod enroute to its effective position. The bridge is unbalanced in one direction during normal reactor operation prior to the generation of a scram signal and the switching means and resistances are adapted to unbalance the bridge in the opposite direction if the safety rods produce a predetermined amount of control effect in response to the scram signal. The bridge unbalance reversal is then utilized to prevent the actuation of the ball backup system, or, conversely, a failure of the safety rods to produce the predetermined effect produces no unbalance reversal and the ball backup system is actuated. (AEC)

Strong, G.H.; Faught, M.L.

1963-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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An arc fault detection system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arc fault detection system for use on ungrounded or high-resistance-grounded power distribution systems is provided which can be retrofitted outside electrical switchboard circuits having limited space constraints. The system includes a differential current relay that senses a current differential between current flowing from secondary windings located in a current transformer coupled to a power supply side of a switchboard, and a total current induced in secondary windings coupled to a load side of the switchboard. When such a current differential is experienced, a current travels through a operating coil of the differential current relay, which in turn, opens an upstream circuit breaker located between the switchboard and a power supply to remove the supply of power to the switchboard.

Jha, Kamal N.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fuzzy neural network based fault detection scheme for synchronous generator with internal fault  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fuzzy neural network (FNN) based inter-turn short circuit fault detection scheme for generator is proposed. The second harmonic magnitude of field current and the negative sequence components of voltages and currents are used as inputs for the FNN ...

Hongwei Fang; Changliang Xia

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Prototyping a fault-tolerant multiprocessor SoC with run-time fault recovery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modern integrated circuits (ICs) are becoming increasingly complex. The complexity makes it difficult to design, manufacture and integrate these high performance ICs. The advent of multiprocessor Systems-on-chips (SoCs) makes it even more challenging ... Keywords: fault-tolerance, multiprocessor system, network-on-chip, retargetable simulation, run-time verification, system-on-chip

Xinping Zhu; Wei Qin

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

High speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100 Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit.

Mariotti, Razvan (Boulder, CO)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

A high speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit. 9 figs.

Mariotti, R.

1990-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

84

NREL: Awards and Honors - Current Interrupt Charging Algorithm for  

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Current Interrupt Charging Algorithm for Lead-Acid Batteries Current Interrupt Charging Algorithm for Lead-Acid Batteries Developers: Matthew A. Keyser, Ahmad A. Pesaran, and Mark M. Mihalic, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Robert F. Nelson, Recombination Technologies; Elizabeth D. Sexton and John Olson, Optima Batteries, Inc. The current interrupt charging algorithm is a simple approach for recharging lead-acid batteries that extends the cycle life of the batteries by 300% to 400%. Lead-acid batteries used in electric vehicles have, up until now, lasted only about 150 to 200 deep discharge cycles. This is primarily because the batteries have been charged using a constant current and voltage. In contrast, NREL and its partners devised a new and much more efficient way to charge batteries. Their method involves applying a current

85

Fundamentals of interruption in vacuum. Eighth progress report  

SciTech Connect

In analyzing the behavior of a vacuum arc during interruption , a mathematical model has been set up to describe the events occurring in the interelectrode gap during interruption. The reliability of the results obtained using such a model depends on the accuracy of the initial assumptions made in setting up the model equations. Previous results obtained from the model analysis were compared to experimental data and it was found that there was a discrepancy close to current zero. To improve our model results some of the original model assumptions have been reconsidered in order to make the model more closely represent the physical reality of a vacuum arc.

Greenwood, A N; Childs, S E

1980-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

86

New Limits on Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that quantum circuits cannot be made fault-tolerant against a depolarizing noise level of approximately 45%, thereby improving on a previous bound of 50% (due to Razborov). Our precise quantum circuit model enables perfect gates from the Clifford group (CNOT, Hadamard, S, X, Y, Z) and arbitrary additional one-qubit gates that are subject to that much depolarizing noise. We prove that this set of gates cannot be universal for arbitrary (even classical) computation, from which the upper bound on the noise threshold for fault-tolerant quantum computation follows.

Harry Buhrman; Richard Cleve; Monique Laurent; Noah Linden; Alexander Schrijver; Falk Unger

2006-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

87

Effect of Component Degradation on Circuit Breaker Operation: Initial Studies and Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The life cycle performance of a high voltage circuit breaker is, to a large degree, determined by the performance of the materials and components that make up the complete breaker. The rates of deterioration of components such as compressors, pumps, seals, linkages and their lubrication and interrupter elements drive the requirements for circuit breaker maintenance and refurbishment. EPRI has initiated a series of investigation to enhance knowledge of these aging processes and to identify those ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

88

Comparison between an SCR and a vacuum interrupter system for repetitive opening  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Two conceptual systems are analyzed for repetitive interruption of current from an inductive energy storage source. The interruption level for both systems is 25 kA at 25 kV. Factors such as interruption frequency, power dissipation, reliability, maintenance, developmental time, and cost are compared. The vacuum interrupter system is considered feasible for an interruption frequency of 25 Hz and a 10 to 20% duty cycle. The SCR system is considered feasible for an interruption frequency of up to 10 kHz.

Parsons, W.M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Model Acceptability Measure for the Identification of Failures in Qualitative Fault Monitoring Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper deals with two of the main tasks of Fault Monitoring Systems (FMS): fault detection and fault identification. During fault detection, the FMS should recognize that the plant behavior is abnormal, and therefore, that the plant is not working properly. During fault identification, the FMS should conclude which type of failure has occurred. The first goal of this work is to consolidate a new fault detection technique, called enveloping, that was developed in the context of the Fuzzy Inductive Reasoning Fault Monitoring System (FIRFMS). The second and primary goal of this paper is to introduce the model acceptability measure as a tool to enhance and make more robust the fault identification process in the context of FIRFMS. The enveloping technique and the model acceptability measure are applied to an electric circuit model previously used for such purpose in the literature. It is shown that the new methods outperform the ones previously advocated in FIRFMS for that purpose 1 ...

Antoni Escobet Angela; Angela Nebot; Francois E. Cellier

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

500-kV HVDC air-blast circuit breaker. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the first HVDC circuit breaker to be tested on a full-scale utility system. Modular in construction to ensure economic feasibility, this breaker has a standard ac air-blast breaker as its main component and interrupts current up to 2200-A dc.

Bachman, B.; Ruoss, E.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Fault identification in doubly fed induction generator using FFT and neural networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a fault identification system for doubly fed induction generator (DFIG). It considers cases of single phase short-circuits and load switching. The system uses the fast fourier transform (FFT) to preprocessor data, which consist by ... Keywords: fast fourier transform, fault identification, neural network

Marcelo Patrício de Santana; José Roberto Boffino de Almeida Monteiro; Geyverson Teixeira de Paula; Thales Eugenio Portes de Almeida; Gustavo Bueno Romero; Júlio César Faracco

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Fault Modeling and Analysis for Resistive Bridging Defects in a Synchronizer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents fault modeling and analysis for bridging defects in a synchronizer that is implemented by two D flip-flops. Bridging defects are injected into any two nodes of the synchronizer, and HSPICE is used to perform circuit analysis. The ... Keywords: Bridging defect, Fault modeling, Synchronizer

Hyoung-Kook Kim; Wen-Ben Jone; Laung-Terng Wang

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Neural-network-based fault location estimator for transmission line protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A classical task in the protection of transmission lines against short circuits is the estimation of the electrical distance to the fault and its comparison against a given threshold to determine whether the line is faulted or not. This paper presents ...

Héctor J. Altuve; Oscar L. Chacón; Ernesto Vázquez; Daniel Posadas; Edgar N. Sánchez

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Interruption of Tidal Disruption Flares By Supermassive Black Hole Binaries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Supermassive black hole binaries (SMBHBs) are products of galaxy mergers, and are important in testing Lambda cold dark matter cosmology and locating gravitational-wave-radiation sources. A unique electromagnetic signature of SMBHBs in galactic nuclei is essential in identifying the binaries in observations from the IR band through optical to X-ray. Recently, the flares in optical, UV, and X-ray caused by supermassive black holes (SMBHs) tidally disrupting nearby stars have been successfully used to observationally probe single SMBHs in normal galaxies. In this Letter, we investigate the accretion of the gaseous debris of a tidally disrupted star by a SMBHB. Using both stability analysis of three-body systems and numerical scattering experiments, we show that the accretion of stellar debris gas, which initially decays with time $\\propto t^{-5/3}$, would stop at a time $T_{\\rm tr} \\simeq \\eta T_{\\rm b}$. Here, $\\eta \\sim0.25$ and $T_{\\rm b}$ is the orbital period of the SMBHB. After a period of interruption, the accretion recurs discretely at time $T_{\\rm r} \\simeq \\xi T_b$, where $\\xi \\sim 1$. Both $\\eta$ and $\\xi$ sensitively depend on the orbital parameters of the tidally disrupted star at the tidal radius and the orbit eccentricity of SMBHB. The interrupted accretion of the stellar debris gas gives rise to an interrupted tidal flare, which could be used to identify SMBHBs in non-active galaxies in the upcoming transient surveys.

F. K. Liu; S. Li; Xian Chen

2009-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

95

Impact of Interruptible Natural Gas Service on Northeast Heating Oil Demand  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Assesses the extent of interruptible natural gas contracts and their effect on heating oil demand in the Northeast.

Elizabeth E. Campbell

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Neural net application to transmission line fault detection and classification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today, in electric power systems, a large amount of data is made readily available at the occurrence of a fault due to the use of advanced communication systems, digital relays and fault recorders. Such systems are intended to obtain data from contacts of the relays and circuit breakers under operation. In addition, corresponding voltages and currents are recorded during prefault, fault and postfault periods. Restoration of power Systems after a fault occurred requires quick judgment. Hence, fault analysis, as the first step of restoration is very important. However, since faults in power systems are various and relaying systems may be complex, fault analysis is difficult to automate. Common practice in power utility companies, today, is to perform fault analysis by expert operators using their knowledge about the power systems and experience with past faults. Because of the time required to deal with complex fault situations, detailed fault analysis can not be performed by human operators in a short time. Therefore, on-line automated fault analysis system is strongly desired. Traditional approaches to the problem of analysis is to construct a heuristic, rule-based system which embodies a portion of the compiled experience of a human expert. These systems perform fault analysis by mapping fault indications to fault hypotheses. 'These hypotheses are used as inputs for next level of rules. After completion of inferencing process, conclusions are given. The knowledge acquisition process is exhaustive and time consuming. Also, data processing is usually too slow to be effectively applied in a real-time environment. Neural computing is one of the rapidly expanding areas of current research. Neural nets have some obvious advantages over expert systems. They are computationally more effective because of their parallel processing capabilities. Also, there is no need for detailed knowledge acquisition part, because neural nets learn by example. This thesis presents results of a study on using the new neural net system that can perform both on-line and off-line fault detection and classification. Fault analysis is conceptualized as a pattern classification problem which involves the association of input patterns representing the power system state to one or more fault conditions.

Rikalo, Igor

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

LABORATORY V ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

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are inside materials such as wires or light bulbs. Even though the interactions of electrons inside materials your track lighting uses. So, you decide to build a model of circuits using two bulbs and compare bulbs are as bright as your reference circuit is equivalent to the circuit that your track lighting uses

Minnesota, University of

98

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes.

Treu, Jr., Charles A. (Raymore, MO)

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

99

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes. 7 figs.

Treu, C.A. Jr.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

100

CIRCUITS FOR CURRENT MEASUREMENTS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Circuits are presented for measurement of a logarithmic scale of current flowing in a high impedance. In one form of the invention the disclosed circuit is in combination with an ionization chamber to measure lonization current. The particular circuit arrangement lncludes a vacuum tube having at least one grid, an ionization chamber connected in series with a high voltage source and the grid of the vacuum tube, and a d-c amplifier feedback circuit. As the ionization chamber current passes between the grid and cathode of the tube, the feedback circuit acts to stabilize the anode current, and the feedback voltage is a measure of the logaritbm of the ionization current.

Cox, R.J.

1958-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Field tests of a circuit breaker synchronous control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A circuit breaker synchronous control interface which controls the point-on-wave at which shunt reactor circuit breakers open or close has been developed and tested on Hydro-Quebec`s 735-kV power system. It takes into account the influence of outdoor temperature on the breaker closing and opening times. It is also equipped with a reignition and a high-inrush-current detection system. Opening tests at different preset arcing times were conducted and the arcing time range where there are no re-ignitions in air-blast breakers was established. The tests showed that the interface is a valuable device for the elimination of re-ignitions associated with the interruption of small inductive currents. Closing tests have shown that the interface is also useful for the limitation of high inrush currents by selecting an appropriate point-on-wave for circuit breaker closing.

Rajotte, R.J.; Charpentier, C.; Breault, S.; Le, H.H.; Huynh, H. [Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Desmarais, J. [Snemo Ltd., Brossard, Quebec (Canada)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Enhancement of power system transient stability using superconducting fault current limiters  

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Abstract|Transient stability investigations consist in studying the rotor oscillations of generators (electro-mechanic oscillations, 0.1-2 Hz) followed by a fault of large amplitude, e.g. short circuit. The goal is to indicate if the generators are capable to stay synchronous after a fault has occurred. The fault duration is one of the most important factors to be given an answer. In fact, the shorter the fault, the more the maintaining of synchronisation can be guaranteed. Now in case of a fault, a fault current limiter has an extremely fast current transition in comparison with electro-mechanic time constants. This implies a quasi-instantaneous elimination of the fault through a limitation of the current and consequently a better ability to maintain the synchronisation of the system. We recall, in a classic system the elimination of a fault, by opening a circuit breaker, is carried out in two or three cycles in the best case. We have here studied a simple, radial electric network con guration with a machine and an in nite network. The study covers simulations of di erent faults that can occur in a network and the consequences of the recovery time of the fault current limiter. I.

Marten Sjostrom; Rachid Cherkaoui

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

SHORT CIRCUIT CALCULATION (TEMPORARY POWER)  

SciTech Connect

The purpose and objective of this calculation is to determine the momentary and interrupting duty on the breakers, for 69kV temporary power only.

Yuri Shane

1995-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

104

Virtual Circuits (OSCARS)  

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Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) ESnet's On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) provides multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer performance. Originally a research concept, OSCARS has grown into a robust production service. Currently

105

Remote reset circuit  

SciTech Connect

A remote reset circuit acts as a stand-alone monitor and controller by clocking in each character sent by a terminal to a computer and comparing it to a given reference character. When a match occurs, the remote reset circuit activates the system's hardware reset line. The remote reset circuit is hardware based centered around monostable multivibrators and is unaffected by system crashes, partial serial transmissions, or power supply transients.

Gritzo, Russell E. (West Melbourne, FL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Remote reset circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A remote reset circuit acts as a stand-along monitor and controller by clocking in each character sent by a terminal to a computer and comparing it to a given reference character. When a match occurs, the remote reset circuit activates the system's hardware reset line. The remote reset circuit is hardware based centered around monostable multivibrators and is unaffected by system crashes, partial serial transmissions, or power supply transients. 4 figs.

Gritzo, R.E.

1985-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

107

Gas pressure reduction circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This note describes passive pressure reduction devices for use with sensitive instruments. Two gas circuits are developed which not only provide a pressure reduction under flow demand

D. W. Guillaume; D. DeVries

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Solar system fault detection  

SciTech Connect

A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.

Farrington, Robert B. (Wheatridge, CO); Pruett, Jr., James C. (Lakewood, CO)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Solar system fault detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.

Farrington, R.B.; Pruett, J.C. Jr.

1984-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

110

LABORATORY IV ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

familiar electric curren ts are inside materials such as wires or light bulbs. Even though the interactions your track lighting uses. You decide to build models of circuits with two bulbs connected across, bulbs, and batteries. Use the accompanying legend to build the circuits. Legend: light bulb ba

Minnesota, University of

111

Giving the Caller the Finger: Collaborative Responsibility for Cellphone Interruptions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a system in which a cell phone decides whether to ring by accepting votes from the others in a conversation with the called party. When a call comes in, the phone first determines who is in the conversation by using a decentralized network of autonomous body-worn sensor nodes. It then vibrates all participants' wireless finger rings. Although the alerted people do not know if it is their own cellphones that are about to interrupt, each of them has the possibility to veto the call anonymously by touching his/her finger ring. If no one vetoes, the phone rings. A user study showed significantly more vetoes during a collaborative group-focused setting than during a less group oriented setting. Our system is a component of a larger research project in context-aware computer-mediated call control.

Stefan Marti; Chris Schmandt

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Method for deposition of a conductor in integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for fabricating integrated semiconductor circuits and, more particularly, for the selective deposition of a conductor onto a substrate employing a chemical vapor deposition process. By way of example, tungsten can be selectively deposited onto a silicon substrate. At the onset of loss of selectivity of deposition of tungsten onto the silicon substrate, the deposition process is interrupted and unwanted tungsten which has deposited on a mask layer with the silicon substrate can be removed employing a halogen etchant. Thereafter, a plurality of deposition/etch back cycles can be carried out to achieve a predetermined thickness of tungsten.

Creighton, J. Randall (Albuquerque, NM); Dominguez, Frank (Albuquerque, NM); Johnson, A. Wayne (Albuquerque, NM); Omstead, Thomas R. (Albuquerque, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Worldwide reliability surveys of high voltage circuit breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article reports on the results of two CIGRE 13.06 Working Group worldwide surveys of the reliability of high voltage circuit breakers, 63 kV and above. The first inquiry included 78,000 breaker-years of ``in service data`` from 102 utilities in 22 countries during the years 1974--1977 and included all interrupting technologies. The second inquiry included 70,708 breaker-years from 132 utilities in 22 countries for the years 1988--1991 and only included single-pressure SF6 breakers, because this is what most utilities are now buying. Thirty-one US utilities submitted data.

Heising, C.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Fault Currents of a Wind Power Plant: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper investigates the short-circuit behavior of a wind power plant for different types of wind turbines. Both symmetrical faults and unsymmetrical faults are investigated. The size of wind power plants (WPPs) keeps getting bigger and bigger. The number of wind plants in the U.S. has increased very rapidly in the past 10 years. It is projected that in the U.S., the total wind power generation will reach 330 GW by 2030. As the importance of WPPs increases, planning engi-neers must perform impact studies used to evaluate short-circuit current (SCC) contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This information is needed to size the circuit breakers, to establish the proper sys-tem protection, and to choose the transient suppressor in the circuits within the WPP. This task can be challenging to protec-tion engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper investigates the short-circuit behavior of a WPP for different types of wind turbines. Both symmetrical faults and unsymmetrical faults are investigated. Three different soft-ware packages are utilized to develop this paper. Time domain simulations and steady-state calculations are used to perform the analysis.

Gevorgian, V.; Singh, M.; Muljadi, E.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Improving the low voltage ride through of doubly fed induction generator during intermittent voltage source converter faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of different voltage source converter (VSC) faults on the low voltage ride through (LVRT) capability of the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is also investigated. Faults such as fire-through of the VSC switches and short circuit across the DC-link capacitor are considered in this paper. The impact of internal VSC faults when they occur within the grid side converter (GSC)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Transmission Line Protection Support Tools: Fault Location Algorithms and the Potential of Using Intelligent Electronic Device Data for Protection Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Overhead transmission lines experience short-circuit faults due to lightning, stormy weather conditions, animal or tree contact, and insulation failure in power system equipment. To ensure continuity of electric service, utilities try to quickly determine the location of the fault, perform maintenance or repair, and return the line to service. Due to advances in modern technology, locating faults in a networked transmission system is now possible with substantial accuracy. Voltage and current ...

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

117

Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit.

Barrett, David M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Fault Intersection | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Fault Intersection Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Fault Intersection Dictionary.png Fault Intersection: Fault intersections are junctions between normal faults and either transversely oriented strike-slip or oblique-slip faults. Subsurface fluid flow in these areas is enhanced by multiple minor faults that connect the major intersecting structures, forming highly fractured zones or dilational quadrants with increased permeability. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal

119

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems. 6 figs.

Chu, D.D.; Thelen, D.C. Jr.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

120

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems.

Chu, Dahlon D. (Albuquerque, NM); Thelen, Jr., Donald C. (Bozeman, MT)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Study of Shifting without Driving Force Interrupt for Double Electric Motor HEV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For traditional gearbox, the engine power is cut off while shifting, which will interrupt the power of power-train, make velocity down, affect the acceleration of up gear and lower the vehicle dynamic. A double electric motor hybrid electric vehicle ... Keywords: Double Electric Motor HEV, Shifting Without Driving Force Interrupt (SWDFI), Integrated Power-train

Wang Jiaxue; Wang Qingnian; Wang Weihua; Zeng Xiaohua; Li Chuan

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Interruptible Power Rates and Their Role in Utility Distributed Resources Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On-site generators installed primarily for use during power outages represent a significant distributed resource (DR). These generators can be readily incorporated into power markets through existing "interruptible" rate structures where customers agree to reduce the electrical demand (on the utility) for specified periods. The extent to which utilities have adopted and/or encouraged interruptible rates is the subject of this report.

2003-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

123

J. Plasma Fusion Res. SERIES, Vol. 8 (2009) Numerical Simulation of an Explosively Driven HVDC Circuit Breaker  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) circuit breakers have to suppress high values of currents at high voltages in absence of current-zero points. This makes the arc interruption more severe than the case of conventional AC networks. For circuit breaking in HVDC networks, a capacitor-inductor set has been inserted in parallel with the circuit breaker to inject reverse current to the interruption chamber and create the artificial current-zero points. In this paper, a novel method for reverse current injection has been proposed in which a high current pulsed power source (Helical Flux Compression Generator) has been employed to generate the opposing current. Numerical simulation of high-current arc in case of HVDC circuit breakers has been presented. For this purpose, the MHD equations describing the behavior of the DC arcs are jointed to the circuit equations of Flux Compression Generator which is coupled to a simple HVDC network. The results indicate that the explosively driven current injection set can make the current-zero point properly and lead to successful interruption of DC current consequently. This method needs much less volume and cost in comparison with the parallel capacitor-inductor sets.

Jouya Jadidian; Kaveh Niayesh; Ehsan Hashemi; Edris Agheb; Amir A. Shayegani

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Bioluminescent Bioreporter Integrated Circuits  

To address the need for fieldable real-time biological recognition systems, ORNL researchers developed a "laboratory on a chip" using genetically engineered whole cell biosensors attached to integrated circuits (ICs). These bioluminescent ...

125

Optical dynamic circuit services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

IP service, leased-line service and POTS service have been the three long-standing communication service offerings of providers. Recently, both commercial and research-andeducation network providers have started offering optical dynamic circuit services. ...

Malathi Veeraraghavan; Mark Karol; George Clapp

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Short Circuit Current Contribution for Different Wind Turbine Generator Types  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An important aspect of wind power plant (WPP) impact studies is to evaluate the short circuit (SC) current contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This task can be challenging to protection engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper represents simulation results for short circuit current contribution for different types of WTGs obtained through transient analysis using generic WTG models. The obtained waveforms are analyzed to explain the behavior, such as peak values and rate of decay, of the WTG. The effect of fault types and location, and the effect of the control algorithms of power converters on SC current contribution are investigated. It is shown that the response of the WPP to faults will vary based on the type of the installed WTGs. While in Type 1 and Type 2 WTGs, short circuit current will be determined by the physical characteristics of the induction generator, the contribu-tion of Type 3 and Type 4 WTG will be mostly characterized by the power converters control algorithms which are usually considered proprietary information by the wind turbine manufacturers.

Muljadi, E.; Samaan, Nader A.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Li, Jun; Pasupulati, Subbaiah

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

127

Circuit simulation: some humbling thoughts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A short, very personal note on circuit simulation is presented. It does neither include theoretical background on circuit simulation, nor offers an overview of available software, but just gives some general remarks for a discussion on circuit simulator needs in context to the design and development of accelerator beam instrumentation circuits and systems.

Wendt, Manfred; /Fermilab

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Quantum Circuit Model Topological Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum Circuit Model Topological Model Comparison of Models Topological Quantum Computation Eric Rowell Texas A&M University October 2010 Eric Rowell Topological Quantum Computation #12;Quantum Circuit Model Topological Model Comparison of Models Outline 1 Quantum Circuit Model Gates, Circuits

Rowell, Eric C.

129

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs) are disclosed. Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics. 8 figs.

Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.; Zipperian, T.E.

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

130

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs). Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics.

Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Martens, Jon S. (Sunnyvale, CA); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

The simulation of circuit breaker switching using a composite Cassie-modified Mayr model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In substation electromagnetic compatibility studies or insulation coordination studies it is desirable to get as accurate a representation as possible of the transients generated by faults and switching events. A method of simulating the voltage and current transients generated by a gas blast circuit breaker operation using a composite Cassie-modified Mayr model of the circuit breaker arc is described. It is demonstrated that this gives good agreement with published laboratory measurements of the circuit breaker voltage and current. The transmission line modeling method is used int the construction of the simulation algorithm of the circuit breaker circuit. A method, based on describing the circuit breaker by a transmission-line model (TLM), is used to decouple the non-linear characteristics from the rest of the network.

Thomas, D.W.P.; Pereira, E.T.; Christopoulos, C.; Howe, A.F. [Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Discharge circuits and loads  

SciTech Connect

This will be an overview in which some of the general properties of loads are examined: their interface with the energy storage and switching devices; general problems encountered with different types of loads; how load behavior and fault modes can impact on the design of a power conditioning system (PCS).

Sarjeant, W.J.

1980-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

133

Computer hardware fault administration  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Computer hardware fault administration carried out in a parallel computer, where the parallel computer includes a plurality of compute nodes. The compute nodes are coupled for data communications by at least two independent data communications networks, where each data communications network includes data communications links connected to the compute nodes. Typical embodiments carry out hardware fault administration by identifying a location of a defective link in the first data communications network of the parallel computer and routing communications data around the defective link through the second data communications network of the parallel computer.

Archer, Charles J. (Rochester, MN); Megerian, Mark G. (Rochester, MN); Ratterman, Joseph D. (Rochester, MN); Smith, Brian E. (Rochester, MN)

2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

134

An Experimental Study of Circuit Breakers: The Effect  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: This paper analyzes the effect of circuit breakers on price behavior, trading volume, and profit-making ability in a market setting. We conduct nine experimental asset markets to compare behavior across three regulatory regimes: market closure, temporary halt, and no interruption. The presence of a circuit breaker rule does not affect the magnitude of the absolute deviation in price from fundamental value or trading profit. The primary driver of behavior is information asymmetry in the market. By comparison, trading activity is significantly affected by the presence of a circuit breaker. Mandated market closures cause market participants to advance trades. JEL classification: D40, G10, G14 Key words: circuit breakers, trading halts, market structure The authors thank the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for financial support, Kendra Hiscox for valuable research assistance, and Jin-Wan Cho, Jerry Dwyer, Kalpana Narayanan, Joe Sinkey, and seminar participants at Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Finance Workshop for helpful comments. The views expressed here are the authors ’ and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta or the Federal Reserve System. Any remaining errors are

Lucy F. Ackert; Bryan K. Church; Narayanan Jayaraman

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

ELECTRONIC TRIGGER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic trigger circuit is described of the type where an output pulse is obtained only after an input voltage has cqualed or exceeded a selected reference voltage. In general, the invention comprises a source of direct current reference voltage in series with an impedance and a diode rectifying element. An input pulse of preselected amplitude causes the diode to conduct and develop a signal across the impedance. The signal is delivered to an amplifier where an output pulse is produced and part of the output is fed back in a positive manner to the diode so that the amplifier produces a steep wave front trigger pulsc at the output. The trigger point of the described circuit is not subject to variation due to the aging, etc., of multi-electrode tabes, since the diode circuit essentially determines the trigger point.

Russell, J.A.G.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

ELECTRONIC MULTIPLIER CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic multiplier circuit is described in which an output voltage having an amplitude proportional to the product or quotient of the input signals is accomplished in a novel manner which facilitates simplicity of circuit construction and a high degree of accuracy in accomplishing the multiplying and dividing function. The circuit broadly comprises a multiplier tube in which the plate current is proportional to the voltage applied to a first control grid multiplied by the difference between voltage applied to a second control grid and the voltage applied to the first control grid. Means are provided to apply a first signal to be multiplied to the first control grid together with means for applying the sum of the first signal to be multiplied and a second signal to be multiplied to the second control grid whereby the plate current of the multiplier tube is proportional to the product of the first and second signals to be multiplied.

Thomas, R.E.

1959-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

137

Electrical Circuit Tester  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical circuit testing device is provided, comprising a case, a digital voltage level testing circuit with a display means, a switch to initiate measurement using the device, a non-shorting switching means for selecting pre-determined electrical wiring configurations to be tested in an outlet, a terminal block, a five-pole electrical plug mounted on the case surface and a set of adapters that can be used for various multiple-pronged electrical outlet configurations for voltages from 100 600 VAC from 50 100 Hz.

Love, Frank (Amarillo, TX)

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

138

Small circuits for cryptography.  

SciTech Connect

This report examines a number of hardware circuit design issues associated with implementing certain functions in FPGA and ASIC technologies. Here we show circuit designs for AES and SHA-1 that have an extremely small hardware footprint, yet show reasonably good performance characteristics as compared to the state of the art designs found in the literature. Our AES performance numbers are fueled by an optimized composite field S-box design for the Stratix chipset. Our SHA-1 designs use register packing and feedback functionalities of the Stratix LE, which reduce the logic element usage by as much as 72% as compared to other SHA-1 designs.

Torgerson, Mark Dolan; Draelos, Timothy John; Schroeppel, Richard Crabtree; Miller, Russell D.; Anderson, William Erik

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Dynamic Fault Detection Chassis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract The high frequency switching megawatt-class High Voltage Converter Modulator (HVCM) developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is now in operation. One of the major problems with the modulator systems is shoot-thru conditions that can occur in a IGBTs H-bridge topology resulting in large fault currents and device failure in a few microseconds. The Dynamic Fault Detection Chassis (DFDC) is a fault monitoring system; it monitors transformer flux saturation using a window comparator and dV/dt events on the cathode voltage caused by any abnormality such as capacitor breakdown, transformer primary turns shorts, or dielectric breakdown between the transformer primary and secondary. If faults are detected, the DFDC will inhibit the IGBT gate drives and shut the system down, significantly reducing the possibility of a shoot-thru condition or other equipment damaging events. In this paper, we will present system integration considerations, performance characteristics of the DFDC, and discuss its ability to significantly reduce costly down time for the entire facility.

Mize, Jeffery J [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are monolithic bioelectronic devices comprising a bioreporter and an OASIC. These bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit are useful in detecting substances such as pollutants, explosives, and heavy-metals residing in inhospitable areas such as groundwater, industrial process vessels, and battlefields. Also disclosed are methods and apparatus for environmental pollutant detection, oil exploration, drug discovery, industrial process control, and hazardous chemical monitoring.

Simpson, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN); Sayler, Gary S. (Blaine, TN); Paulus, Michael J. (Knoxville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker. 2 figs.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1992-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

142

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin is installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

143

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Experiment 2 Meter Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Experiment 2 Meter Circuits Even in these days of digital circuitry, the d'Arsonval meter to stress a spring. The strain of the spring is read as a deflection of a scale. Most d'Arsonval meter the meter. In this experiment, the basic d'Arsonval meter movement and simple passive circuitry will be used

King, Roger

145

Automatic sweep circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatically sweeping circuit for searching for an evoked response in an output signal in time with respect to a trigger input. Digital counters are used to activate a detector at precise intervals, and monitoring is repeated for statistical accuracy. If the response is not found then a different time window is examined until the signal is found.

Keefe, Donald J. (Lemont, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Consumers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Consumers Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Consumers The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern United States and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 resulted in the U.S. electricity system being called "antiquated" and catalyzed discussions about modernizing the grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of $50 to $100 billion would be needed. This report seeks to quantify an important piece of information that has been missing from these discussions: how much do power interruptions and fluctuations in power quality (power-quality events) cost U.S. electricity consumers? Accurately estimating this cost will help assess the potential benefits of investments in improving the reliability

147

Maximum Error Modeling for Fault-Tolerant Computation using Maximum a posteriori (MAP) Hypothesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The application of current generation computing machines in safety-centric applications like implantable biomedical chips and automobile safety has immensely increased the need for reviewing the worst-case error behavior of computing devices for fault-tolerant computation. In this work, we propose an exact probabilistic error model that can compute the maximum error over all possible input space in a circuit specific manner and can handle various types of structural dependencies in the circuit. We also provide the worst-case input vector, which has the highest probability to generate an erroneous output, for any given logic circuit. We also present a study of circuit-specific error bounds for fault-tolerant computation in heterogeneous circuits using the maximum error computed for each circuit. We model the error estimation problem as a maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimate, over the joint error probability function of the entire circuit, calculated efficiently through an intelligent search of the entire input space using probabilistic traversal of a binary join tree using Shenoy-Shafer algorithm. We demonstrate this model using MCNC and ISCAS benchmark circuits and validate it using an equivalent HSpice model. Both results yield the same worst-case input vectors and the highest % difference of our error model over HSpice is just 1.23%. We observe that the maximum error probabilities are significantly larger than the average error probabilities, and provides a much tighter error bounds for fault-tolerant computation. We also find that the error estimates depend on the specific circuit structure and the maximum error probabilities are sensitive to the individual gate failure probabilities.

Karthikeyan Lingasubramanian; Syed M. Alam; Sanjukta Bhanja

2009-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

148

Short circuit power estimation of static CMOS circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a simple method to estimate short-circuit power dissipation for static CMOS logic circuits. Short-circuit current expression is derived by accurately interpolating peak points of actual current curves which is influenced by the gate-to-drain ...

Seung-Ho Jung; Jong-Humn Baek; Seok-Yoon Kim

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Methods of fabricating applique circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Applique circuits suitable for advanced packaging applications are introduced. These structures are particularly suited for the simple integration of large amounts (many nanoFarads) of capacitance into conventional integrated circuit and multichip packaging technology. In operation, applique circuits are bonded to the integrated circuit or other appropriate structure at the point where the capacitance is required, thereby minimizing the effects of parasitic coupling. An immediate application is to problems of noise reduction and control in modern high-frequency circuitry.

Dimos, Duane B. (Albuquerque, NM); Garino, Terry J. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

150

Optimal partitioned fault-tolerant bus layout for reducing power in nanometer designs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As technology scales down to nanometer dimensions, coupling capacitances between adjacent bus wires grow rapidly, and have a significant impact on power consumption and signal integrity of an integrated circuit. As buses are major components of a design, ... Keywords: coupling capacitance, fault-tolerant, low power, reliability

Shanq-Jang Ruan; Edwin Naroska; Chun-Chih Chen

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Test Generation for Crosstalk-Induced Faults: Framework and Computational Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to technology scaling and increasing clock frequency, problems due to noise effects lead to an increase in design/debugging efforts and a decrease in circuit performance. This paper addresses the problem of efficiently and accurately generating two-vector ... Keywords: crosstalk, fault modeling, mixed-signal test, time-based test generation

Wei-Yu Chen; Sandeep K. Gupta; Melvin A. Breuer

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

GAS PHOTOTUBE CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent pertains to electronic circuits for measuring the intensity of light and is especially concerned with measurement between preset light thresholds. Such a circuit has application in connection with devices for reading-out information stored on punch cards or tapes where the cards and tapes are translucent. By the novel arrangement of this invention thc sensitivity of a gas phototube is maintained at a low value when the light intensity is below a first threshold level. If the light level rises above the first threshold level, the tube is rendered highly sensitive and an output signal will vary in proportion to the light intensity change. When the light level decreases below a second threshold level, the gas phototube is automatically rendered highly insensitive. Each of these threshold points is adjustable.

Richardson, J.H.

1958-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Reversing-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power reversing-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage and transfer circuit includes an opening switch, a main energy storage coil, a counterpulse capacitor and a small inductor. After counterpulsing the opening switch off, the counterpulse capacitor is recharged by the main energy storage coil before the load pulse is initiated. This gives the counterpulse capacitor sufficient energy for the next counterpulse operation, although the polarity of the capacitor's voltage must be reversed before that can occur. By using a current-zero switch as the counterpulse start switch, the capacitor is disconnected from the circuit (with a full charge) when the load pulse is initiated, preventing the capacitor from depleting its energy store by discharging through the load. After the load pulse is terminated by reclosing the main opening switch, the polarity of the counterpulse capacitor voltage is reversed by discharging the capacitor through a small inductor and interrupting the discharge current oscillation at zero current and peak reversed voltage. The circuit enables high-power, high-repetition-rate operation with reusable switches and features total control (pulse-to-pulse) over output pulse initiation, duration, repetition rate, and, to some extent, risetime. 10 figs.

Honig, E.M.

1987-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

154

Reversing-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power reversing-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage and transfer circuit includes an opening switch, a main energy storage coil, a counterpulse capacitor and a small inductor. After counterpulsing the opening switch off, the counterpulse capacitor is recharged by the main energy storage coil before the load pulse is initiated. This gives the counterpulse capacitor sufficient energy for the next counterpulse operation, although the polarity of the capacitor's voltage must be reversed before that can occur. By using a current-zero switch as the counterpulse start switch, the capacitor is disconnected from the circuit (with a full charge) when the load pulse is initiated, preventing the capacitor from depleting its energy store by discharging through the load. After the load pulse is terminated by reclosing the main opening switch, the polarity of the counterpulse capacitor voltage is reversed by discharging the capacitor through a small inductor and interrupting the discharge current oscillation at zero current and peak reversed voltage. The circuit enables high-power, high-repetition-rate operation with reusable switches and features total control (pulse-to-pulse) over output pulse initiation, duration, repetition rate, and, to some extent, risetime.

Honig, Emanuel M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Effect of Radiotherapy Interruptions on Survival in Medicare Enrollees With Local and Regional Head-and-Neck Cancer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To investigate whether interruptions in radiotherapy are associated with decreased survival in a population-based sample of head-and-neck cancer patients. Methods and Materials: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked database we identified Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 years and older diagnosed with local-regional head-and-neck cancer during the period 1997-2003. We examined claims records of 3864 patients completing radiotherapy for the presence of one or more 5-30-day interruption(s) in therapy. We then performed Cox regression analyses to estimate the association between therapy interruptions and survival. Results: Patients with laryngeal tumors who experienced an interruption in radiotherapy had a 68% (95% confidence interval, 41-200%) increased risk of death, compared with patients with no interruptions. Patients with nasal cavity, nasopharynx, oral, salivary gland, and sinus tumors had similar associations between interruptions and increased risk of death, but these did not reach statistical significance because of small sample sizes. Conclusions: Treatment interruptions seem to influence survival time among patients with laryngeal tumors completing a full course of radiotherapy. At all head-and-neck sites, the association between interruptions and survival is sensitive to confounding by stage and other treatments. Further research is needed to develop methods to identify patients most susceptible to interruption-induced mortality.

Fesinmeyer, Megan Dann [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Mehta, Vivek [Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Blough, David [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Tock, Lauri [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); Ramsey, Scott D., E-mail: sramsey@fhcrc.or [Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (United States); School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Fault Current Management Guidebook - Updated  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under the new paradigm of power market operation, electric utilities are forcing more power through the existing transmission lines; and these increased loads will increase the fault current level throughout the power system. Also, new generation sources including distributed generation added at the transmission and distribution network will increase power flows and, consequently, fault current levels. Under increased power flow conditions on the existing assets, managing fault currents is crucial in ord...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

157

Fault Mapping | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Fault Mapping Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Fault Mapping Details Activities (2) Areas (2) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Field Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Data Collection and Mapping Parent Exploration Technique: Data Collection and Mapping Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Locates active faults in the area of interest Hydrological: Can reveal whether faults are circulating hydrothermal fluids Thermal: Dictionary.png

158

Circuit Breakers with Uncertainty about the Presence of Informed Agents: I Know What You Know... I Think  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: This study conducts experimental asset markets to examine the effects of circuit breaker rules on market behavior when agents are uncertain about the presence of private information. Our results unequivocally indicate that circuit breakers fail to temper unwarranted price movements in periods without private information. Agents appear to mistakenly infer that others possess private information, causing price to move away from fundamental value. Allocative efficiencies in our markets are high across all regimes. Circuit breakers perform no useful function in our experimental asset markets. JEL classification: D82; G18 Key words: circuit breaker, experimental asset markets, trading interruption, private information The authors thank the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for financial support, an anonymous referee for helpful comments, and Kendra Hiscox and Laura Jenkins for valuable research assistance. The views expressed here are the authors ’ and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta or the Federal Reserve System. Any remaining errors are the

Lucy F. Ackert; Bryan K. Church; Narayanan Jayaraman; Lucy F. Ackert; Federal Reserve; Bank Atlanta; Bryan K. Church Georgia

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Sequential circuit design for radiation hardened multiple voltage integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention includes a radiation hardened sequential circuit, such as a bistable circuit, flip-flop or other suitable design that presents substantial immunity to ionizing radiation while simultaneously maintaining a low operating voltage. In one embodiment, the circuit includes a plurality of logic elements that operate on relatively low voltage, and a master and slave latches each having storage elements that operate on a relatively high voltage.

Clark, Lawrence T. (Phoenix, AZ); McIver, III, John K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

160

Thermal fatigue due to beam interruptions for an ALMR-type ATW  

SciTech Connect

Accelerator-driven subcritical reactors have been proposed for tasks such as accelerator transmutation of waste (ATW). In such a device, long-lived radioactive fission products and transuranic elements from spent fuel would be converted into short-lived radioactive isotopes and stable isotopes. One concern about such devices is that current proton accelerators typically experience beam interruptions many times per day. The beam interruptions last from seconds to hours. A beam interruption leads to a temperature transient similar to, but faster than, that from a reactor scram. These temperature transients cause thermal fatigue that can eventually lead to structural failures in various reactor components. The objective of the work reported here was to determine the design implications of this thermal fatigue.

Dunn, F.E.

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Multiple signal fault detection using fuzzy logic  

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In this paper, we describe a multiple Signal Fault Detection system that employs fuzzy logic at two levels of detection: signal segment fault and signal fault. The system involves signal segmentation, feature extraction and fuzzy logic based segment ...

Yi Lu Murphey; Jacob Crossman; ZhiHang Chen

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Major Normal Fault | Open Energy Information  

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Major Normal Fault Major Normal Fault Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Major Normal Fault Dictionary.png Major Normal Fault: Normal faults are structures in which the hanging wall is down dropped along the fault plane relative to the foot wall. They are the predominant type of structure in extensional tectonic environments, but are commonly encountered in a number of geologic settings. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal systems: Major Normal Fault Termination of a Major Normal Fault Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Fault Intersection Accommodation Zone Displacement Transfer Zone Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone

163

Jitter compensation circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The instantaneous V.sub.co signal on a charging capacitor is sampled and the charge voltage on capacitor C.sub.o is captured just prior to its discharge into the first stage of magnetic modulator. The captured signal is applied to an averaging circuit with a long time constant and to the positive input terminal of a differential amplifier. The averaged V.sub. co signal is split between a gain stage (G=0.975) and a feedback stage that determines the slope of the voltage ramp applied to the high speed comparator. The 97.5% portion of the averaged V.sub.co signal is applied to the negative input of a differential amplifier gain stage (G=10). The differential amplifier produces an error signal by subtracting 97.5% of the averaged V.sub.co signal from the instantaneous value of sampled V.sub.co signal and multiplying the difference by ten. The resulting error signal is applied to the positive input of a high speed comparator. The error signal is then compared to a voltage ramp that is proportional to the averaged V.sub.co values squared divided by the total volt-second product of the magnetic compression circuit.

Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Jitter compensation circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The instantaneous V{sub co} signal on a charging capacitor is sampled and the charge voltage on capacitor C{sub o} is captured just prior to its discharge into the first stage of magnetic modulator. The captured signal is applied to an averaging circuit with a long time constant and to the positive input terminal of a differential amplifier. The averaged V{sub co} signal is split between a gain stage (G = 0.975) and a feedback stage that determines the slope of the voltage ramp applied to the high speed comparator. The 97.5% portion of the averaged V{sub co} signal is applied to the negative input of a differential amplifier gain stage (G = 10). The differential amplifier produces an error signal by subtracting 97.5% of the averaged V{sub co} signal from the instantaneous value of sampled V{sub co} signal and multiplying the difference by ten. The resulting error signal is applied to the positive input of a high speed comparator. The error signal is then compared to a voltage ramp that is proportional to the averaged V{sub co} values squared divided by the total volt-second product of the magnetic compression circuit. 11 figs.

Sullivan, J.S.; Ball, D.G.

1997-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

165

PRECISION TIME-DELAY CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tine-delay circuit which produces a delay time in d. The circuit a capacitor, an te back resistance, connected serially with the anode of the diode going to ground. At the start of the time delay a negative stepfunction is applied to the series circuit and initiates a half-cycle transient oscillatory voltage terminated by a transient oscillatory voltage of substantially higher frequency. The output of the delay circuit is taken at the junction of the inductor and diode where a sudden voltage rise appears after the initiation of the higher frequency transient oscillations.

Creveling, R.

1959-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

166

Spike Neuromorphic Carbon Nanotube Circuits  

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plasticity Power consumption per device/circuit Scalabiiltydevice with low power consumption (nW/device), 2) to build athe learning. Fourth, power consumption per device should be

Kim, Kyunghyun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Definition: Enhanced Fault Protection | Open Energy Information  

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Enhanced Fault Protection Enhanced Fault Protection Enhanced fault protection requires higher precision and greater discrimination of fault location and type with coordinated measurement among multiple devices. For distribution applications, these systems will detect and isolate faults without full-power re-closing, reducing the frequency of through-fault currents. Using high resolution sensors and fault signatures, these systems can better detect high impedance faults. For transmission applications, these systems will employ high speed communications between multiple elements (e.g., stations) to protect entire regions, rather than just single elements. They will also use the latest digital techniques to advance beyond conventional impedance relaying of transmission lines.[1] Related Terms

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Definition: Fault Mapping | Open Energy Information  

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Mapping Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Fault Mapping Faults are structural features of crustal rocks that are caused by tectonic forces. These features can create...

169

A Fault-Tolerant Scheme of Holonomic Quantum Computation on Stabilizer Codes with Robustness to Thermal Noise  

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We show an equivalence relation between fault-tolerant circuits for a stabilizer code and fault-tolerant adiabatic processes for holonomic quantum computation (HQC), in the case where quantum information is encoded in the ground state of the system Hamiltonian. By this equivalence, we can systematically construct a fault-tolerant HQC scheme, which can geometrically implement a universal set of encoded quantum gates by adiabatically deforming the system Hamiltonian. During this process, quantum information is protected from thermal excitation by an energy gap that does not change with the problem size.

Yi-Cong Zheng; Todd A. Brun

2013-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

170

Efficient circuit partitioning to extend cycle simulation beyond synchronous circuits  

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Cycle simulation techniques, such as levelized compiled code, can ordinarily be applied only to synchronous designs. They usually cannot be applied to designs containing circuit features like combinational paths, multiple clock domains, generated clocks, ... Keywords: logic simulation, cycle simulation, circuit partitioning, levelized compiled code

Charles J. DeVane

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

ELECTRONIC INTEGRATING CIRCUIT  

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An electronic integrating circuit using a transistor with a capacitor connected between the emitter and collector through which the capacitor discharges at a rate proportional to the input current at the base is described. Means are provided for biasing the base with an operating bias and for applying a voltage pulse to the capacitor for charging to an initial voltage. A current dividing diode is connected between the base and emitter of the transistor, and signal input terminal means are coupled to the juncture of the capacitor and emitter and to the base of the transistor. At the end of the integration period, the residual voltage on said capacitor is less by an amount proportional to the integral of the input signal. Either continuous or intermittent periods of integration are provided. (AEC)

Englemann, R.H.

1963-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

172

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

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A photoconductive reflectometer for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a first photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short first laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test. Second PCEs are connected along the transmission line to sample the signals on the transmission line when excited into conductance by short second laser light pulses, spaced apart in time a variable period from the first laser light pulses. Electronic filters connected to each of the second PCEs act as low-pass filters and remove parasitic interference from the sampled signals and output the sampled signals in the form of slowed-motion images of the signals on the transmission line.

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Practical method for evaluating ground fault current distribution in station supplied by an unhomogeneous line  

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The paper presents an analytical procedure which enables a quick and, at the design stage, correct evaluation of the ground fault current distribution, for a fault in a substation supplied by a line composed of two or more uniform and different sections. The advantages of the method are based on the simplicity and accuracy of the formulae for solving uniform lumped parameter ladder circuits of any size and under any terminal conditions. The formulae are obtained by applying the general equations of the line represented by discrete parameters on a specific electrical circuit formed by a transmission line ground wire during ground faults. The paper also derives simple and exact expressions for solving ladder circuits formed by the discretization of underground conductors which are in continuous contact with earth (e.g., the sheaths of a cable, an interconnecting copper buried in the soil, a pipeline, etc.). The correct prediction of the expected ground fault current parts in soil and neutral conductors is of great importance in designing safe and economical substation grounding installations.

Popovic, L.M. [JP Elektroprivreda Srbije, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)] [JP Elektroprivreda Srbije, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Observer-based fault detection for nuclear reactors  

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This is a study of fault detection for nuclear reactor systems. Basic concepts are derived from fundamental theories on system observers. Different types of fault- actuator fault, sensor fault, and system dynamics fault ...

Li, Qing, 1972-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Electric Power Interruption Cost Estimates for Individual Industries, Sectors, and the U.S. Economy  

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Distributed energy resources (DER) have been promoted as the least-cost approach to meeting steadily increasing energy demand. However, it is unclear whether DER deployment can maintain or improve the electric power supply reliability and quality currently available to consumers. This report address two key factors relating to this question: 1) characteristics of existing power supply reliability, and 2) costs resulting from supply interruptions characteristic of the existing power grid. Interruption cost data collected by the University of Saskatchewan was used in conjunction with data generated by the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Manufacturers (Census Bureau, 1995), along with industry shares of gross domestic product (Bureau of Economic Analysis, 1995a) and gross output (Bureau of Economic Analysis, 1995b) to derive interruption cost estimates for U.S. industries at the 2-digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) level, as well as for broader sectors and the U.S. economy. Interruption cost estimates are presented as a function of outage duration (e.g., 20 minutes, 1-hour, 3-hour), and are normalized in terms of dollars per peak kW.

Balducci, P. J.; Roop, J. M.; Schienbein, L. A.; DeSteese, J. G.; Weimar, M. R.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Unusual defects in silicon carbide thin films grown by multiple or interrupted growth technique  

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This paper discusses the growth and characterization of 3C-SiC films on Si (100) and (111) substrates using hexamethyldisilane (HMDS) as the source material in a resistance-heated furnace as well as the formation and microstructure of various types of ... Keywords: 3C-SiC, 3C-SiC nanowires, CVD, Defects, HMDS, Interrupted growth, Voids

A. Gupta; C. Jacob

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Linear Circuits Designation: Required course  

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circuits. Node and mesh analysis. Operational amplifiers. Signal acquisition and conditioning. Electric, 11k). Objective 4: To acquaint students with the rudiments of electrical-to-mechanical energy) Steady-state and dynamic behavior of linear, lumped-parameter electrical circuits. Kirchoff's laws. RLC

Krstic, Miroslav

178

Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

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Circuit breakers are used in a power system to break or make current flow through power system apparatus. Reliable operation of circuit breakers is very important to the well-being of the power system. Historically this is achieved by regular inspection and maintenance of the circuit breakers. An automated online circuit breaker monitoring system is proposed to monitor condition, operation and status of high and medium voltage circuit breakers. By tracking equipment condition, this system could be used to perform maintenance only when it is needed. This could decrease overall maintenance cost and increase equipment reliability. Using high accurate time synchronization, this system should enable development of system-wide applications that utilize the data recorded by the system. This makes possible tracking sequence of events and making conclusions about their effect on-line. This solution also enables reliable topology analysis, which can be used to improve power flow analysis, state estimation and alarm processing.

Djekic, Zarko

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Resonant Tunneling Device Logic Circuits  

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This report is a summary of the activities in the field of resonant tunneling device circuit design. The presented work has been performed by the Department of Microelectronics of the University of Dortmund (UNIDO) and the Solid-State Electronics Department of the Gerhard-Mercator University of Duisburg (GMUD) during the first year of the Microelectronics Advanced Research Initiative projects ANSWERS (Autonomous Nanoelectronic Systems with Extended Replication and Signalling) and LOCOM (Logic Circuits with Reduced Complexity based on Devices with Higher Functionality). As part of the ANSWERS work-package the principal task of UNIDO is to investigate novel logic circuit architectures for resonant tunneling devices, to perform circuit simulations, and to specify the electrical device parameters. The basic device configuration is a monolithically integrated resonant tunneling diode heterostructure field-effect transistor (RTD-HFET). This device and the demonstrator circuits are fabricated by the LOCOM partner GMUD.

Christian Pacha; Peter Glösekötter; Karl Goser; Werner Prost; Uwe Auer; Franz-J. Tegude

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

The bridge-type fault current controller--a new facts controller  

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The operation of a novel current controller, which can also function as a fault current limiter and as a solid-state ac circuit breaker, is presented. The controller, which consists of a thyristor bridge, an inductor, and an optional bias power supply, is installed in series with the voltage source and the load, For load current values smaller than a preset value, the inductor of the current controller presents no impedance to the ac current flow. For values higher than the preset current value, the inductor is switched automatically into the ac circuit and limits the amount of current flow. Theoretical results in the form of circuit simulations and experimental results with a single-phase unit, operating on a 13.7 kV three-phase system with peak short-circuit currents of 3140 Arms, are presented.

Boenig, Heinrich J.; Mielke, C. H. (Charles H.); Burley, B. L. (Burt L.); Chen, Hong; Waynert, J. A. (Joseph A.); Willis, J. O. (Jeffrey O.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

EPRI Fault Current Management Guidebook, Fifth Edition  

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This document is an update of EPRI report 1020029, Fault Current Management Guidebook, Fourth Edition, on fault current effects and management in transmission and distribution systems. This guide is intended to be a snapshot of available references, information, and literature on the effects of high fault current on a number of power system components and various available and emerging fault-current-limiting technologies.

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

182

Memory Fault Modeling Trends: A Case Study  

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In recent years, embedded memories are the fastest growing segment of system on chip. They therefore have a major impact on the overall Defect per Million (DPM). Further, the shrinking technologies and processes introduce new defects that cause previously ... Keywords: data backgrounds, dynamic faults, fault coverage, fault models, memory tests, static faults

Said Hamdioui; Rob Wadsworth; John Delos Reyes; Ad J. Van De Goor

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Fault Tree Analysis - A Bibliography  

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Fault tree analysis is a top-down approach to the identification of process hazards. It is touted as one of the best methods for systematically identifying and graphically displaying the many ways something can go wrong. This bibliography references ...

Program NASA Scientific and Technical Information

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

SWIFT: Software Implemented Fault Tolerance  

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To improve performance and reduce power, processor designers employ advances that shrink feature sizes, lower voltage levels, reduce noise margins, and increase clock rates. However, these advances make processors more susceptible to transient faults ...

George A. Reis; Jonathan Chang; Neil Vachharajani; Ram Rangan; David I. August

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Solid-state circuit breaker with current-limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

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A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two eyeles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, H.J.

1982-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

186

Solid-state circuit breaker with current limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

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A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two cycles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Overpulse railgun energy recovery circuit  

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The invention presented relates to a high-power pulsing circuit and more particularly to a repetitive pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit for an electromagnetic launcher. In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, an overpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.

Honig, E.M.

1984-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

188

Counterpulse railgun energy recovery circuit  

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The invention presented relates to a high-power pulsing circuit and more particularly to a repetitive pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit for an electromagnetic launcher. In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, a counterpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.

Honig, E.M.

1984-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

189

Electronic circuit for measuring series connected ...  

An electronic circuit for measuring voltage signals in an energy storage device is disclosed. The electronic circuit includes a plurality of energy storage cells ...

190

Global Circuit Model with Clouds  

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Cloud data from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) database have been introduced into the global circuit model developed by Tinsley and Zhou. Using the cloud-top pressure data and cloud type information, the authors ...

Limin Zhou; Brian A. Tinsley

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Battery charging and testing circuit  

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A constant current battery charging circuit is provided by which the battery receives a full charge until the battery voltage reaches a threshold. When the battery voltage is above the threshold, the battery receives a trickle charge. The actual battery voltage is compared with a reference voltage to determine whether the full charge circuit should be in operation. Hysteresis is provided for preventing a rapid on/off operation around the threshold. The reference voltage is compensated for temperature variations. The hysteresis system and temperature compensation system are independent of each other. A separate test circuit is provided for testing the battery voltage. During testing of the battery, the full charge circuit is inoperative.

Wicnienski, M. F.; Charles, D. E.

1984-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

192

Cost of Power Interruptions to Electricity Consumers in the UnitedStates (U.S.)  

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The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern U.S.and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 catalyzed discussions about modernizingthe U.S. electricity grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of$50 to $100 billion would be needed. This work seeks to better understandan important piece of information that has been missing from thesediscussions: What do power interruptions and fluctuations in powerquality (power-quality events) cost electricity consumers? We developed abottom-up approach for assessing the cost to U.S. electricity consumersof power interruptions and power-quality events (referred to collectivelyas "reliability events"). The approach can be used to help assess thepotential benefits of investments in improving the reliability of thegrid. We developed a new estimate based on publicly availableinformation, and assessed how uncertainties in these data affect thisestimate using sensitivity analysis.

Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina; Eto, Joseph H.

2006-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

193

Thermal fatigue due to beam interruptions in a Lead-Bismuth cooled ATW blanket  

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Thermal fatigue consequences of frequent accelerator beam interruptions are quantified for both sodium and lead-bismuth cooled blankets in current designs for accelerator transmutation of waste devices. Temperature response was calculated using the SASSYS-1 systems analysis code for an immediate drop in beam current from full power to zero. Coolant temperatures from SASSYS-1 were fed into a multi-node structure temperature calculation to obtain thermal strains for various structural components. Fatigue curves from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code were used to determine the number of cycles that these components could endure, based on these thermal strains. Beam interruption frequency data from a current accelerator were used to estimate design lifetimes for components. Mitigation options for reducing thermal fatigue are discussed.

Dunn, F.

2000-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

194

Reverse engineering of integrated circuits  

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Software and a method therein to analyze circuits. The software comprises several tools, each of which perform particular functions in the Reverse Engineering process. The analyst, through a standard interface, directs each tool to the portion of the task to which it is most well suited, rendering previously intractable problems solvable. The tools are generally used iteratively to produce a successively more abstract picture of a circuit, about which incomplete a priori knowledge exists.

Chisholm, Gregory H. (Shorewood, IL); Eckmann, Steven T. (Colorado Springs, CO); Lain, Christopher M. (Pittsburgh, PA); Veroff, Robert L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Fault detection of fault ride through for doubly-fed induction generator based wind energy systems.  

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??Fault detection and mitigation is of high importance for existing DFIG based wind energy conversion systems. Keeping the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) online during faults… (more)

Ramroop, Shoba AD

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Environment, Safety and Health Self-Assessment Report Fiscal Year 2010  

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Training Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Hearing Conservation Program Heavy Elements Research Laboratory Hazard ManagementManagement Safety Walkthrough Program Job Hazards Evaluations Hazardous Waste Management Management of Satellite Hazardous Waste Accumulation Areas On-the-Job Training

Robinson, Scott

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Faster Quantum Number Factoring via Circuit Synthesis  

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A major obstacle to implementing Shor's quantum number-factoring algorithm is the large size of modular-exponentiation circuits. We reduce this bottleneck by customizing reversible circuits for modular multiplication to individual runs of Shor's algorithm. Our circuit-synthesis procedure exploits spectral properties of multiplication operators and constructs optimized circuits from the traces of the execution of an appropriate GCD algorithm. Empirically, gate counts are reduced by 4-5 times, and circuit latency is reduced by larger factors.

Igor L. Markov; Mehdi Saeedi

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

198

Definition: Fault Current Limiting | Open Energy Information  

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Limiting Limiting Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Fault Current Limiting Fault current limiting can be achieved through sensors, communications, information processing, and actuators that allow the utility to use a higher degree of network coordination to reconfigure the system to prevent fault currents from exceeding damaging levels. Fault current limiting can also be achieved through the implementation of special stand alone devices known as Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) which act to automatically limit high through currents that occur during faults.[1] Related Terms fault, fault current limiter References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' Temp LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. late:ISGANAttributionsmart grid,smart grid,smart grid,smart grid,

199

Quaternary faulting of Deschutes County, Oregon.  

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??Sixty-one normal faults were identified in a 53-kilometer long by 21-kilometer wide northwest-trending zone in central and northern Deschutes County, Oregon. The faults are within… (more)

Wellik, John M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control using set-membership approaches: Application to real case studies  

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This paper reviews the use of set-membership methods in fault diagnosis (FD) and fault tolerant control (FTC). Setmembership methods use a deterministic unknown-but-bounded description of noise and parametric uncertainty (interval ... Keywords: Fault Detection, Fault-Tolerant Control, Interval Models, Robustness, Set-Membership

Vicenç Puig

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Benchmarking of Fault-Location Technologies  

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This report resumes the studies on fault-location technologies that were conducted in 2009. These studies were undertaken in a joint project done with the collaboration of Hydro-Qubec, Long Island Power Authority, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Two fault-location technologies were tested, the Reactance to Fault (RTF) implemented in the PQView application and the Voltage Drop Fault Location (VDFL) implemented in the MILE application. The RTF is based on substation voltage and current me...

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

202

Application of Control Charts for Detecting Faults in Variable ...  

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... where Tzone = zone temperature, CSP = cooling setpoint ... Fault Implementation and Impact To test ... fault imple- mentations and impacts are provided ...

203

Circuit breaker lock out assembly  

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A lock out assembly for a circuit breaker which consists of a generally step-shaped unitary base with an aperture in the small portion of the step-shaped base and a roughly S shaped retaining pin which loops through the large portion of the step-shaped base. The lock out assembly is adapted to fit over a circuit breaker with the handle switch projecting through the aperture, and the retaining pin projecting into an opening of the handle switch, preventing removal.

Gordy, W.T.

1983-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

204

Circuit breaker lock out assembly  

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A lock out assembly for a circuit breaker which consists of a generally step-shaped unitary base with an aperture in the small portion of the step-shaped base and a roughly "S" shaped retaining pin which loops through the large portion of the step-shaped base. The lock out assembly is adapted to fit over a circuit breaker with the handle switch projecting through the aperture, and the retaining pin projecting into an opening of the handle switch, preventing removal.

Gordy, Wade T. (Jackson, SC)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Sensor/source electrometer circuit  

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A multiple decade electrometer circuit is claimed which can measure low input currents or act as a current source and is comprised of a microprocessor controlled digital to analog converters to derive individual decades. A plurality of decades are created by multiple D-A voltage sources which generate electrometer currents through scaled resistors. After a first series of decades of current are successively produced, the converters are 10 cycled to generate current through new resistors scaled to produce another series decades of current. In this manner, the electrometer circuit generates or senses a plurality of decades of current without significant scale change.

Hughes, W.J.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

206

Autonomic fault mitigation in embedded systems  

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Autonomy, particularly from a maintenance and fault-management perspective, is an increasingly desirable feature in embedded (and non-embedded) computer systems. The driving factors are several-including increasing pervasiveness of computer systems, ... Keywords: Autonomic computing, Embedded systems, Fault mitigation, Fault tolerance, Hierarchical concurrent finite-state machines, Model-based design

Sandeep Neema; Ted Bapty; Shweta Shetty; Steven Nordstrom

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Fault detection and diagnosis of technical systems  

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Sensors, actuators and/or physical components in technical systems are often affected by unpermitted or un-expected deviations from normal operation behaviour. The fault diagnosis task consists of determination of the fault type with as many details ... Keywords: fault detection and diagnosis, residuals, symptoms, technical systems

Ioana Fagarasan; S. ST. Iliescu

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

CRT RSA algorithm protected against fault attacks  

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Embedded devices performing RSA signatures are subject to Fault Attacks, particularly when the Chinese Remainder Theorem is used. In most cases, the modular exponentiation and the Garner recombination algorithms are targeted. To thwart Fault Attacks, ... Keywords: RSA, chinese remainder theorem, fault attacks, modular exponentiation, simple power analysis, smart card

Arnaud Boscher; Robert Naciri; Emmanuel Prouff

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Designing Fault-Tolerant Mobile Systems  

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate how several innovative techniques, not all initially intended for fault-tolerance, can be applied in providing fault tolerance of complex mobile agent systems. Due to their roaming nature, mobile agents usually ... Keywords: exception handling, fault tolerance, mobile agents, software engineering, system structuring

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo; Alexander B. Romanovsky

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Understanding the cost of power interruptions to U.S. electricity consumers  

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The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern United States and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 resulted in the U.S. electricity system being called ''antiquated'' and catalyzed discussions about modernizing the grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of $50 to $100 billion would be needed. This report seeks to quantify an important piece of information that has been missing from these discussions: how much do power interruptions and fluctuations in power quality (power-quality events) cost U.S. electricity consumers? Accurately estimating this cost will help assess the potential benefits of investments in improving the reliability of the grid. We develop a comprehensive end-use framework for assessing the cost to U.S. electricity consumers of power interruptions and power-quality events (referred to collectively as ''reliability events''). The framework expresses these costs as a function of: (1) Number of customers by type in a region; (2) Frequency and type of reliability events experienced annually (including both power interruptions and power-quality events) by these customers; (3) Cost of reliability events; and (4) Vulnerability of customers to these events. The framework is designed so that its cost estimate can be improved as additional data become available. Using our framework, we estimate that the national cost of power interruptions is about $80 billion annually, based on the best information available in the public domain. However, there are large gaps in and significant uncertainties about the information currently available. Notably, we were not able to develop an estimate of power-quality events. Sensitivity analysis of some of these uncertainties suggests that the total annual cost could range from less than $30 billion to more than $130 billion. Because of this large range and the enormous cost of the decisions that may be based on this estimate, we encourage policy makers, regulators, and industry to jointly under take the comparatively modest-cost improvements needed in the information used to estimate the cost of reliability events. Specific areas for improvement include: coordinated, nationwide collection of updated information on the cost of reliability events; consistent definition and recording of the duration and frequency of reliability events, including power-quality events; and improved information on the costs of and efforts by consumers to reduce their vulnerability to reliability events.

LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Eto, Joseph H.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Electric Power Interruption Cost Estimates for Individual Industries, Sectors, and U.S. Economy  

SciTech Connect

During the last 20 years, utilities and researchers have begun to understand the value in the collection and analysis of interruption cost data. The continued investigation of the monetary impact of power outages will facilitate the advancement of the analytical methods used to measure the costs and benefits from the perspective of the energy consumer. More in-depth analysis may be warranted because of the privatization and deregulation of power utilities, price instability in certain regions of the U.S. and the continued evolution of alternative auxiliary power systems.

Balducci, Patrick J.; Roop, Joseph M.; Schienbein, Lawrence A.; DeSteese, John G.; Weimar, Mark R.

2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the cost of power interruptions to U.S. electricity consumers  

SciTech Connect

The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern United States and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 resulted in the U.S. electricity system being called ''antiquated'' and catalyzed discussions about modernizing the grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of $50 to $100 billion would be needed. This report seeks to quantify an important piece of information that has been missing from these discussions: how much do power interruptions and fluctuations in power quality (power-quality events) cost U.S. electricity consumers? Accurately estimating this cost will help assess the potential benefits of investments in improving the reliability of the grid. We develop a comprehensive end-use framework for assessing the cost to U.S. electricity consumers of power interruptions and power-quality events (referred to collectively as ''reliability events''). The framework expresses these costs as a function of: (1) Number of customers by type in a region; (2) Frequency and type of reliability events experienced annually (including both power interruptions and power-quality events) by these customers; (3) Cost of reliability events; and (4) Vulnerability of customers to these events. The framework is designed so that its cost estimate can be improved as additional data become available. Using our framework, we estimate that the national cost of power interruptions is about $80 billion annually, based on the best information available in the public domain. However, there are large gaps in and significant uncertainties about the information currently available. Notably, we were not able to develop an estimate of power-quality events. Sensitivity analysis of some of these uncertainties suggests that the total annual cost could range from less than $30 billion to more than $130 billion. Because of this large range and the enormous cost of the decisions that may be based on this estimate, we encourage policy makers, regulators, and industry to jointly under take the comparatively modest-cost improvements needed in the information used to estimate the cost of reliability events. Specific areas for improvement include: coordinated, nationwide collection of updated information on the cost of reliability events; consistent definition and recording of the duration and frequency of reliability events, including power-quality events; and improved information on the costs of and efforts by consumers to reduce their vulnerability to reliability events.

LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Eto, Joseph H.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Battery charger polarity circuit control  

SciTech Connect

A normally open polarity sensing circuit is interposed between the charging current output of a battery charger and battery terminal clamps connected with a rechargeable storage battery. Normally open reed switches, closed by battery positive terminal potential, gates silicon controlled recitifiers for battery charging current flow according to the polarity of the battery.

Santilli, R.R.

1982-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

214

Reliability-yield allocation for semiconductor integrated circuits: modeling and optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research develops yield and reliability models for fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits and develops optimization algorithms that can be directly applied to these models. Since defects cause failures in microelectronics systems, accurate yield and reliability models considering these defects as well as optimization techniques determining efficient defect-tolerant schemes are essential in semiconductor manufacturing and nanomanufacturing to ensure manufacturability and productivity. The defect-based yield model considers various types of failures, fault-tolerant schemes such as hierarchical redundancy and error correcting code, and burn-in effects, simultaneously. The reliability model counts on carry-over single-cell failures accompanied by the failure rate of the semiconductor integrated circuits under the assumption of an error correcting code policy. The redundancy allocation problem, which seeks to ?nd an optimal allocation of redundancy that maximizes system reliability, is one of the representative problems in reliability optimization. The problem is typically formulated as a nonconvex integer nonlinear programming problem that is nonseparable and coherent. Two iterative heuristics, tree and scanning heuristics, and variants are studied to obtain local optima and a branch-and-bound algorithm is proposed to ?nd the global optimum for redundancy allocation problems. The proposed algorithms engage a multiple-search paths strategy to accelerate efficiency. Experimental results of these algorithms indicate that they are superior to the existing algorithms in terms of computation time and solution quality. An example of memory semiconductor integrated circuits is presented to show the applicability of both the yield and reliability models and the optimization algorithms to fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits.

Ha, Chunghun

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Fault-tolerant Operations for Universal Blind Quantum Computation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Blind quantum computation is an appealing use of quantum information technology because it can conceal both the client's data and the algorithm itself from the server. However, problems need to be solved in the practical use of blind quantum computation and fault-tolerance is a major challenge. On an example circuit, the computational cost measured in T gates executed by the client is 97 times more than performing the original computation directly, without using the server, even before applying error correction. (The client still benefits due to drastically reduced memory requirements.) Broadbent et al. proposed running error correction over blind computation, but our first protocol applies one layer of Steane's [[7,1,3

Chia-Hung Chien; Rodney Van Meter; Sy-Yen Kuo

2013-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

216

Energy Bounds for Fault-Tolerant Nanoscale Designs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The problem of determining lower bounds for the energy cost of a given nanoscale design is addressed via a complexity theory-based approach. This paper provides a theoretical framework that is able to assess the trade-offs existing in nanoscale designs between the amount of redundancy needed for a given level of resilience to errors and the associated energy cost. Circuit size, logic depth and error resilience are analyzed and brought together in a theoretical framework that can be seamlessly integrated with automated synthesis tools and can guide the design process of nanoscale systems comprised of failure prone devices. The impact of redundancy addition on the switching energy and its relationship with leakage energy is modeled in detail. Results show that 99% error resilience is possible for fault-tolerant designs, but at the expense of at least 40% more energy if individual gates fail independently with probability of 1%.

Marculescu, Diana

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Vertical Circuits Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Circuits Inc Circuits Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Vertical Circuits, Inc. Place Scotts Valley, California Zip 95066 Sector Services Product Vertical Circuits Inc. is a global supplier of advanced die level vertical interconnect packaging technology, products, services and intellectual property for the manufacture of low cost ultra high-speed/high-density semiconductor components. References Vertical Circuits, Inc.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Vertical Circuits, Inc. is a company located in Scotts Valley, California . References ↑ "Vertical Circuits, Inc." Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Vertical_Circuits_Inc&oldid=352802"

218

Post regulation circuit with energy storage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A charge regulation circuit provides regulation of an unregulated voltage supply and provides energy storage. The charge regulation circuit according to the present invention provides energy storage without unnecessary dissipation of energy through a resistor as in prior art approaches.

Ball, Don G. (Livermore, CA); Birx, Daniel L. (Oakley, CA); Cook, Edward G. (Livermore, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Quantum Circuit Simulation, 1st edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantum Circuit Simulation covers the fundamentals of linear algebra and introduces basic concepts of quantum physics needed to understand quantum circuits and algorithms. It requires only basic familiarity with algebra, graph algorithms and computer ...

George F. Viamontes; Igor L. Markov; John P. Hayes

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor - Energy ...  

An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The ...

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221

ENHANCEMENT OF ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL OPEN CIRCUIT ...  

enhancement of organic photovoltaic cell open circuit voltage using electron/hole blocking exciton blocking layers united states patent application

222

Fault-ignorant Quantum Search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the problem of quantum searching on a noisy quantum computer. Taking a 'fault-ignorant' approach, we analyze quantum algorithms that solve the task for various different noise strengths, which are possibly unknown beforehand. We prove lower bounds on the runtime of such algorithms and thereby find that the quadratic speedup is necessarily lost (in our noise models). However, for low but constant noise levels the algorithms we provide (based on Grover's algorithm) still outperform the best noiseless classical search algorithm.

Peter Vrana; David Reeb; Daniel Reitzner; Michael M. Wolf

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

223

NPTEL Syllabus Basic Electrical Circuits -Video course  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with an introduction to basic linear elements used in electrical circuits. Mesh and node analysis for systematic and energy in circuits will be discussed. Rudiments of three-phase circuits and their analysis; Energy in a mutual inductor and constraint on mutual inductance 5 Nodal analysis of a network

Krishnapura, Nagendra

224

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current.

Steinkraus, Jr., Robert F. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current. 6 figures.

Steinkraus, R.F. Jr.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

226

Condition responsive battery charging circuit  

SciTech Connect

A battery charging circuit includes a ferroresonant transformer having a rectified output for providing a constant output voltage to be supplied to a battery to be charged. Battery temperature is sensed providing an input to a control circuit which operates a shunt regulator associated with the ferroresonant transformer to provide battery charge voltage as a function of battery temperature. In response to a high battery temperature the controller functions to lower the output voltage to the battery, and in response to a low battery temperature, operates to provide a higher output voltage, with suitable control for any battery temperature between minus 10* and plus 150* fahrenheit. As the battery approaches full charge and battery acceptance current falls below a predetermined level, a charge cycle termination control allows charging to continue for a period preset by the operator, at the end of which period, line voltage is removed from the charger thereby terminating the charge cycle.

Reidenbach, S.G.

1980-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

227

Delta connected resonant snubber circuit  

SciTech Connect

A delta connected, resonant snubber-based, soft switching, inverter circuit achieves lossless switching during dc-to-ac power conversion and power conditioning with minimum component count and size. Current is supplied to the resonant snubber branches solely by the dc supply voltage through the main inverter switches and the auxiliary switches. Component count and size are reduced by use of a single semiconductor switch in the resonant snubber branches. Component count is also reduced by maximizing the use of stray capacitances of the main switches as parallel resonant capacitors. Resonance charging and discharging of the parallel capacitances allows lossless, zero voltage switching. In one embodiment, circuit component size and count are minimized while achieving lossless, zero voltage switching within a three-phase inverter.

Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN); Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Young, Sr., Robert W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ott, Jr., George W. (Knoxville, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Delta connected resonant snubber circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A delta connected, resonant snubber-based, soft switching, inverter circuit achieves lossless switching during dc-to-ac power conversion and power conditioning with minimum component count and size. Current is supplied to the resonant snubber branches solely by the dc supply voltage through the main inverter switches and the auxiliary switches. Component count and size are reduced by use of a single semiconductor switch in the resonant snubber branches. Component count is also reduced by maximizing the use of stray capacitances of the main switches as parallel resonant capacitors. Resonance charging and discharging of the parallel capacitances allows lossless, zero voltage switching. In one embodiment, circuit component size and count are minimized while achieving lossless, zero voltage switching within a three-phase inverter. 36 figs.

Lai, J.S.; Peng, F.Z.; Young, R.W. Sr.; Ott, G.W. Jr.

1998-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

229

Control circuit for combustion systems  

SciTech Connect

A control circuit is described for gas fired burners and the like such as are employed in commercial laundry fabric ironers requiring the energization of a blower motor and the resulting opening of a gas valve and ignition of a gas burner only after an air pressure sensitive switch is actuated through the operation of the blower motor for purging the system of combustible gases.

Kamberg, E.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

230

Counterpulse railgun energy recovery circuit  

SciTech Connect

In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, a counterpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.

Honig, Emanuel M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Restoration and testing of an HTS fault current controller  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-phase, 1200 A, 12.5 kV fault current controller using three HTS 4 mH coils, was built by industry and tested in 1999 at the Center Substation of Southern California Edison in Norwalk, CA. During the testing, it appeared that each of the three single-phase units had experienced a voltage breakdown, one externally and two internally. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was asked by DOE to restore the operation of the fault current controller provided the HTS coils had not been damaged during the initial substation tests. When the internally-failed coil vacuum vessels were opened it became evident that in these two vessels, a flashover had occurred at the high voltage bus section leading to the terminals of the superconducting coil. An investigation into the failure mechanism resulted in six possible causes for the flashover. Based on these causes, the high voltage bus was completely redesigned. Single-phase tests were successfully performed on the modified unit at a 13.7 kV LANL substation. This paper presents the postulated voltage flashover failure mechanisms, the new high voltage bus design which mitigates the failure mechanisms, the sequence of tests used to validate the new design, and finally, the results of variable load and short-circuit tests with the single-phase unit operating on the LANL 13.7 kV substation.

Waynert, J. A. (Joseph A.); Boenig, H. (Heinrich E.); Mielke, C. H. (Charles H.); Willis, J. O. (Jeffrey O.); Burley, B. L. (Burt L.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Multi-level logic minimization through fault dictionary analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents the results of the study of a new ics. algorithm for multi-level logic minimization. This study is based upon the premises that an investable node is a redundant node and that nodes that do not demonstrably cause conflicting behavior at primary outputs may be compatible. Using fault simulation data, compatible nodes are identified and merged. While offering some improvement, this technique by itself leaves many potential reductions undiscovered. As has been noted in (1), adding wires may allow more gated to be eliminated. Using similar fault data to those used to identify compatible bates, implied gate functions are identified and injected. The addition of these new implicant functions creates more compatible pairs, which in some cases can then be eliminated. Data gathered using these techniques show that matrix analysis is a powerful tool that produces minimization results in selected benchmark circuits superior to any previously published academic work. The algorithm developed in this study, Texas Aggies Logic Optimizing Netlister (TALON), is shown to be competitive with, and complimentary to, other methodologies. TALON can be used by itself to reduce the size of a logic network, or it can be used as a preprocessor or postprocessor for other tools, giving superior results to those obtained by any of them working independently.

Mehler, Ronald W

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Electrical circuit for data reduction  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an electrical circuit for determining characteristic voltages, such as maximum, minimum, average and root mean squared voltages, of a time-varying electrical signal. The circuit comprises a positive and a negative peak detector that feed the positive and negative voltage peaks detected in each of a series of time intervals into a solid-state multiplexer controlled by a process controller. The time intervals are generated by the process controller in combination with a clocking, circuit. The multiplexer applies the positive and negative peak voltages to a set of four capacitors, apply the positive peak to one capacitor during one interval and then the negative peak to that capacitor in a subsequent interval so that each capacitor is alternatingly accumulating a positive peak then a negative peak to obviate the need for resetting each capacitor. After the positive peak voltage is applied to one capacitor, the connection is switched during the next interval for reading the negative peak voltage, then switched again for applying, a negative peak voltage, then switched once more for reading the negative peak voltage, the multiplexer serving, as a solid state commutator for switching the electrical connection. Alternatively, peak maximum and minimum voltage detectors may be replaced with circuitry designed to obtain the additional characteristic voltages desired in each interval.

Kronberg, J.W.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

234

Internal structure of the Kern Canyon Fault, California: a deeply exhumed strike-slip fault  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Deformation and mineral alteration adjacent to a 2 km long segment of the Kern Canyon fault near Lake Isabella, California are studied to characterize the internal structure of the fault zone and to understand the development of fault structure and constitution and the mechanical and chemical processes responsible for them. The 140 km long Kern Canyon fault (KCF) is a fault of 15 km right-lateral separation exhumed from seismogenic depth that cuts batholithic and metamorphic rocks of the southern Sierra Nevada. The fault consists of at least three distinct phases: an early phase of lower-greenschist-grade ductile shear with an S-C' phyllonite, a subsequent, dominant phase of brittle faulting characterized by a through-going zone of cataclastic rock, and a late stage of minor faulting along discontinuous, thin, hematitic gouge zones. The S-C' fabric and subsidiary fault-slip data indicate that both the phyllonitic and cataclastic zones are approximately vertical and strike-slip; slip lineations within the hematitic gouge suggest oblique-slip. The phyllonite zone trends N20-40E and accommodated ~175 m of separation. The cataclastic zone cuts the phyllonite, trends N21E, and consists of foliated and non-foliated cataclasites; it accommodates the majority of displacement along the fault. Abundant veins and fluid-assisted alteration in the rock surrounding the fault zone attest to the presence of fluids of evolving chemistry during both ductile and brittle faulting. Mass balance calculations indicate quartz loss during phyllonite faulting and imply that the fault system was open and experienced a negative change in volume during phyllonite faulting. Mesoscale and microscale fracture intensities decrease with log distance from the foliated cataclasites and approach a relatively low level at approximately 500 m. The internal structure of the Kern Canyon fault is similar to other large displacement faults in that it consists of a broad zone of fractured and altered rock and a narrow zone of intense cataclasis.

Neal, Leslie Ann

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Circuit breaker model for digital simulation based on Mayr`s and Cassie`s differential arc equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model of a circuit breaker for digital simulation programs based on the Mayr`s and Cassie`s differential arc equations was developed. The model can be used to determine the current interruption capability of the circuit breaker. The theoretical basis and the structure of the model are described. The model is verified on a sample of measured results, and the use of the model for practical application is demonstrated. Although the validation of the model is limited to the vicinity of current zero, it can be usefully used. Its advantage lies in the fact, that the simulation programs set and solve the system of breaker and network differential equations. Calculation of a breaker capability can so be done using a complex network.

Bizjak, G.; Zunko, P. [Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Faculty for Electrical and Computer Engineering; Povh, D. [Siemens AG, Erlangen (Germany)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Method of determining the open circuit voltage of a battery in a closed circuit  

SciTech Connect

The open circuit voltage of a battery which is connected in a closed circuit is determined without breaking the circuit or causing voltage upsets therein. The closed circuit voltage across the battery and the current flowing through it are determined under normal load and then a fractional change is made in the load and the new current and voltage values determined. The open circuit voltage is then calculated, according to known principles, from the two sets of values.

Brown, William E. (Walnut Creek, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Consumers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5718 5718 Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Consumers Kristina Hamachi LaCommare and Joseph H. Eto Energy Analysis Department Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California Berkeley Berkeley, California 94720 Environmental Energy Technologies Division September 2004 http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/EMP/EMP-pubs.html This work described in this paper was funded by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, Energy Storage Program and by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76F00098. ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY

238

Estimates of thermal fatigue due to beam interruptions for an ALMR-type ATW  

SciTech Connect

Thermal fatigue due to beam interruptions has been investigated in a sodium cooled ATW using the Advanced Liquid Metal mod B design as a basis for the subcritical source driven reactor. A k{sub eff} of 0.975 was used for the reactor. Temperature response in the primary coolant system was calculated, using the SASSYS- 1 code, for a drop in beam current from full power to zero in 1 microsecond.. Temperature differences were used to calculate thermal stresses. Fatigue curves from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code were used to determine the number of cycles various components should be designed for, based on these thermal stresses.

Dunn, F. E.; Wade, D. C.

1999-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

239

Fault Current Contribution from Single-Phase PV Inverters  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A significant increase in photovoltaic (PV) system installations is expected to come on line in the near future and as the penetration level of PV increases, the effect of PV may no longer be considered minimal. One of the most important attributions of additional PV is what effect this may have on protection systems. Protection engineers design protection systems to safely eliminate faults from the electric power system. One of the new technologies recently introduced into the electric power system are distributed energy resources (DER). Currently, inverter-based DER contributes very little to the power balance on all but a few utility distribution systems. As DER become prevalent in the distribution system, equipment rating capability and coordination of protection systems merit a closer investigation. A collaborative research effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Southern California Edison (SCE) involved laboratory short-circuit testing single-phase (240 VAC) residential type (between 1.5 and 7kW) inverters. This paper will reveal test results obtained from these short-circuit tests.

Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.; Bravo, R.; Robles, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Apex or Salient of Normal Fault | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Dictionary.png Apex or Salient of Normal Fault: Normal faults may intersect in the subsurface to form a fault apex or salient. Apices or salients of normal faults account for 3% of structural controls in the Great Basin. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal systems: Major Normal Fault Termination of a Major Normal Fault Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Fault Intersection Accommodation Zone Displacement Transfer Zone Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Stratigraphic Boundaries

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241

Fault Current Management Guidebook--Updated  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to increased load demands and reduced incentives to build new transmission, energy companies are increasing power flows on existing transmission assets, which will increase fault current levels throughout the power system. Also, new generation sources to be added at the transmission and distribution network will increase power flows and, consequently, fault current levels. Under increased power flow conditions on existing assets, managing fault currents is crucial for avoiding damage to equipment as ...

2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

242

Fault Tree Based Diagnostics Using Fuzzy Logic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fuzzy set theory is investigated as a tool for the diagnostics of systems described by means of a fault tree. The objective is to diagnose component failures from the observation of fuzzy symptoms using the information contained in a fault tree. A two-step ... Keywords: causal reasoning, component failures, failure analysis, failure modes, fault tree based diagnostics, fuzzy logic, fuzzy symptoms, minimal cut-sets, triggered gates, two-step procedure

P. Gmytrasiewicz; J. A. Hassberger; J. C. Lee

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Adaptable Voltage Scan Testing of Charge-Sharing Faults for Domino Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because domino logic design offers smaller area and higher speed than complementary CMOS design, it has been very popularly used to design high-performance processors. However, domino logic suffers from several design problems and one of the most notable ...

Ching-Hwa Cheng

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Wind Power Plant Short Circuit Current Contribution for Different Fault and Wind Turbine Topologies: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents simulation results for SC current contribution for different types of WTGs obtained through transient and steady-state computer simulation software.

Gevorgian, V.; Muljadi, E.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figures.

Ikezi, H.; Lin-Liu, Y.R.; DeGrassie, J.S.

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

246

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki (Rancho Santa Fe, CA); Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren (San Diego, CA); DeGrassie, John S. (Encinitas, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission lines between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figs.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki; Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren; deGrassie, J.S.

1990-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

248

Distribution Fault Location Support Tools, Algorithms, and Implementation Approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distribution grid modernization applications such as fault location and automatic sectionalizing require an accurate assessment of fault current. More-accurate prediction of fault locations will shorten the fault investigation (patrol) time, which in turn can reduce the total restoration time and duration of the outage experienced by the customer. This EPRI technical update report presents information on fault location applications, enumerates different methods used to detect the location of faults, ...

2013-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

249

ARMor: fully verified software fault isolation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have designed and implemented ARMor, a system that uses software fault isolation (SFI) to sandbox application code running on small embedded processors. Sandboxing can be used to protect components such as the RTOS and critical control loops from ... Keywords: arm executables, automated theorem proving, program logic, software fault isolation

Lu Zhao; Guodong Li; Bjorn De Sutter; John Regehr

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

A switch level fault simulation environment  

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This paper presents a fault simulation environment which accepts pure switch level or mixed switch/RT level descriptions of the design under test. Switch level fault injection strategies for the stuck-at, transition and logic bridge models are presented. ...

V. Krishnaswamy; J. Casas; T. Tetzlaff

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Representing parameterised fault trees using Bayesian networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fault trees are used to model how failures lead to hazards and so to estimate the frequencies of the identified hazards of a system. Large systems, such as a rail network, do not give rise to endless different hazards. Rather, similar hazards arise repeatedly ... Keywords: Bayesian network, fault tree, risk analysis

William Marsh; George Bearfield

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Gas Turbine Fault Diagnosis using Random Forests  

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In the present paper, Random Forests are used in a critical and at the same time non trivial problem concerning the diagnosis of Gas Turbine blading faults, portraying promising results. Random forests-based fault diagnosis is treated as a Pattern Recognition ...

Manolis Maragoudakis; Euripides Loukis; Panayotis-Prodromos Pantelides

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

BASE: Using abstraction to improve fault tolerance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software errors are a major cause of outages and they are increasingly exploited in malicious attacks. Byzantine fault tolerance allows replicated systems to mask some software errors but it is expensive to deploy. This paper describes a replication ... Keywords: Byzantine fault tolerance, N-version programming, asynchronous systems, proactive recovery, state machine replication

Miguel Castro; Rodrigo Rodrigues; Barbara Liskov

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

INDUCTION MOTOR FAULT DIAGNOSTIC AND MONITORING METHODS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

INDUCTION MOTOR FAULT DIAGNOSTIC AND MONITORING METHODS by Aderiano M. da Silva, B.S. A Thesis;i Abstract Induction motors are used worldwide as the "workhorse" in industrial applications material. However, induction motor faults can be detected in an initial stage in order to prevent

Povinelli, Richard J.

255

Multiplexer and time duration measuring circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiplexer device is provided for multiplexing data in the form of randomly developed, variable width pulses from a plurality of pulse sources to a master storage. The device includes a first multiplexer unit which includes a plurality of input circuits each coupled to one of the pulse sources, with all input circuits being disabled when one input circuit receives an input pulse so that only one input pulse is multiplexed by the multiplexer unit at any one time.

Gray, Jr., James (Downers Grove, IL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Monitoring transients in low inductance circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The instant invention relates to methods of and apparatus for monitoring transients in low inductance circuits and to a probe utilized to practice said method and apparatus. More particularly, the instant invention relates to methods of and apparatus for monitoring low inductance circuits, wherein the low inductance circuits include a pair of flat cable transmission lines. The instant invention is further directed to a probe for use in monitoring pairs of flat cable transmission lines.

Guilford, R.P.; Rosborough, J.R.

1985-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

257

Green Circuits: Distribution Efficiency Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Green Circuits project was a collaborative effort of 22 utilities. The main goal of the project was to evaluate ways to improve distribution efficiency. Modeling, economic evaluations, and field trials formed the core of the research effort. To evaluate efficiency improvements, 66 circuit case studies were modeled and fine-tuned, based on field data. Field trials of voltage optimization were implemented on nine circuits. Detailed advanced metering infrastructu...

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

258

Asynchronous logic circuits and sheaf obstructions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This article exhibits a particular encoding of logic circuits into a sheaf formalism. The central result of this article is that there exists strictly more information available to a circuit designer in this setting than exists in static truth tables, but less than exists in event-level simulation. This information is related to the timing behavior of the logic circuits, and thereby provides a ``bridge'' between static logic analysis and detailed simulation.

Robinson, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Sequential Circuit Testing: From DFT to SFT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sequential circuit testing is an active research area due to its applicability, its practicality, and its complexity. This paper gives an overview of the sequential automatic test pattern generation approaches and the classical and more recent design-for-testability ... Keywords: logic testing, sequential circuit testing, DFT techniques, automatic test pattern generation, design-for-testability methods, synthesis-for-testability, SFT techniques, large sequential circuits, ATPG

R. M. Chou; K. K. Saluja

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems  

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in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems Massieh Najafi 1 ,tools for determining HVAC diagnostics, methods todetect faults in HVAC systems are still generally

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and simulation of HVAC faults in EnergyPlus  

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simulation of HVAC faults in EnergyPlus Title Modeling and simulation of HVAC faults in EnergyPlus Publication Type Conference Paper Refereed Designation Refereed Year of...

262

Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for...  

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Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems Title Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems Publication Type Journal...

263

fault diagnosis of a high voltage transmission line using waveform ...  

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Oct 4, 2013 ... FAULT DIAGNOSIS OF A HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE USING ... Fault types such as single line to ground, line to line, double line to ...

264

CIFTS: Coordinated Infrastructure for Fault-Tolerant Systems...  

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CIFTS: Coordinated Infrastructure for Fault-Tolerant Systems CIFTS: Coordinated Infrastructure for Fault-Tolerant Systems Current systems software components for large-scale...

265

CIFTS: A Coordinated Infrastructure for Fault-Tolerant Systems...  

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CIFTS: A Coordinated Infrastructure for Fault-Tolerant Systems Title CIFTS: A Coordinated Infrastructure for Fault-Tolerant Systems Publication Type Conference Paper Year of...

266

NIST Electromechanical Circuit Sets Record Beating ...  

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... NIST scientists plan to combine the new circuit ... its "ground state," or lowest-energy state ... could be manipulated for the applications mentioned above. ...

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

267

Enhancing Open Circuit Voltage by Combining Thermoelectric ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enhancing Open Circuit Voltage by Combining Thermoelectric Materials and Dye -Sensitized Solar Cell in Series · Estimation of Compressive Strength of High ...

268

Optimising Circuit Design for Gravity Gold Recovery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, To determine the optimal circuit configuration for gravity gold recovery ... Energy Management Planning, Following the ISO 50001 Draft Standard.

269

Circuit breaker monitoring application using wireless communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Circuit breakers are used in the power system to break or make current flow through power apparatus. Reliable operation of circuit breakers is critical to the well- being of the power system and can be achieved by regular inspection and maintenance. A low-cost automated circuit breaker monitoring system is developed to monitor circuit breaker control signals. An interface is designed on top of which different local and system-wide applications can be developed which utilize the data recorded by the system. Some of the possible applications are proposed. Lab and field evaluation of the designed system is performed and results are presented.

Ved, Nitin

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Sequential power-up circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sequential power-up circuit for starting several electrical load elements in series to avoid excessive current surge, comprising a voltage ramp generator and a set of voltage comparators, each comparator having a different reference voltage and interfacing with a switch that is capable of turning on one of the load elements. As the voltage rises, it passes the reference voltages one at a time and causes the switch corresponding to that voltage to turn on its load element. The ramp is turned on and off by a single switch or by a logic-level electrical signal. The ramp rate for turning on the load element is relatively slow and the rate for turning the elements off is relatively fast. Optionally, the duration of each interval of time between the turning on of the load elements is programmable. 2 figs.

Kronberg, J.W.

1992-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

271

Sequential power-up circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sequential power-up circuit for starting several electrical load elements in series to avoid excessive current surge, comprising a voltage ramp generator and a set of voltage comparators, each comparator having a different reference voltage and interfacing with a switch that is capable of turning on one of the load elements. As the voltage rises, it passes the reference voltages one at a time and causes the switch corresponding to that voltage to turn on its load element. The ramp is turned on and off by a single switch or by a logic-level electrical signal. The ramp rate for turning on the load element is relatively slow and the rate for turning the elements off is relatively fast. Optionally, the duration of each interval of time between the turning on of the load elements is programmable.

Kronberg, James W. (108 Independent Blvd., Aiken, SC 29801)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Quantum Interference in Plasmonic Circuits  

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Surface plasmon polaritons (plasmons) are a combination of light and a collective oscillation of the free electron plasma at metal-dielectric interfaces. This interaction allows sub-wavelength confinement of light, beyond the diffraction limit inherent to dielectric structures. The resulting electromagnetic fields are more intense and the strength of optical interactions between metallic structures and light-sources or detectors can be increased. Plasmons maintain non-classical photon statistics and preserve entanglement on plasmon-assisted transmission through thin, patterned metallic films or weakly confining waveguides. For quantum applications it is essential that plasmons behave as indistinguishable quantum particles. Here we report on a quantum interference experiment in a nanoscale plasmonic circuit consisting of an on-chip plasmon beam splitter with integrated superconducting single-photon detectors to allow efficient single plasmon detection. We demonstrate quantum mechanical interaction between pair...

Heeres, Reinier W; Zwiller, Valery

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Quantum transducer in circuit optomechanics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mechanical resonators are macroscopic quantum objects with great potential. They couple to many different quantum systems such as spins, optical photons, cold atoms, and Bose Einstein condensates. It is however difficult to measure and manipulate the phonon state due to the tiny motion in the quantum regime. On the other hand, microwave resonators are powerful quantum devices since arbitrary photon state can be synthesized and measured with a quantum tomography. We show that a linear coupling, strong and controlled with a gate voltage, between the mechanical and the microwave resonators enables to create quantum phonon states, manipulate hybrid entanglement between phonons and photons and generate entanglement between two mechanical oscillators. In circuit quantum optomechanics, the mechanical resonator acts as a quantum transducer between an auxiliary quantum system and the microwave resonator, which is used as a quantum bus.

Didier, Nicolas; Blanter, Yaroslav M; Fazio, Rosario

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Fault diagnosis using substation computer  

SciTech Connect

A number of substation integrated control and protection systems (ICPS) are being developed around the world, where the protective relaying, control, and monitoring functions of a substation are implemented using microprocessors. In this design, conventional relays and control devices are replaced by clusters of microprocessors, interconnected by multiplexed digital communication channels using fibre optic, twisted wire pairs or coaxial cables. The ICPS incorporates enhanced functions of value to the utility and leads to further advancement of the automation of transmission substations. This paper presents an automated method of fault diagnosis which can be incorporated in the station computer of an integrated control and protection system. The effectiveness of this method is demonstrated using a transmission-level substation as an example.

Jeyasurya, B. (Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay (India)); Venkata, S.S. (Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (USA). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Vadari, S.V. (ESCA Corp., Bellevue, WA (USA)); Postforoosh, J. (T and D. Protection Group, Puget Sound Power and Light, Bellevue, WA (US))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Quantifying Dynamic Stability of Genetic Memory Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bistability/Multistability has been found in many biological systems including genetic memory circuits. Proper characterization of system stability helps to understand biological functions and has potential applications in fields such as synthetic biology. ... Keywords: Dynamic stability, genetic memory, gene circuit, dynamic noise margin.

Yong Zhang; Peng Li; Garng Huang

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

A Mixed Heuristic for Circuit Partitioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As general-purpose parallel computers are increasingly being used to speed up different VLSI applications, the development of parallel algorithms for circuit testing, logic minimization and simulation, HDL-based synthesis, etc. is currently a field of ... Keywords: Tabu Search, circuit partitioning, optimisation, parallel test pattern generation, simulated annealing

C. Gil; J. Ortega; M. G. Montoya; R. Baños

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Multistable Circuits for Analog Memories Implementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work two multistable circuits suitable for analog memories implementation will be presented. These circuits have been used to implement completely asynchronous analog memories, one type based on a flash converter and thus having a linear complexity ... Keywords: analog memories, asynchronous converters, successive approximations

Giorgio Biagetti; Massimo Conti; Simone Orcioni

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Experimentally driven verification of synthetic biological circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a framework that allows us to construct and formally analyze the behavior of synthetic gene circuits from specifications in a high level language used in describing electronic circuits. Our back-end synthesis tool automatically generates genetic-regulatory ...

Boyan Yordanov; Evan Appleton; Rishi Ganguly; Ebru Aydin Gol; Swati Banerjee Carr; Swapnil Bhatia; Traci Haddock; Calin Belta; Douglas Densmore

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

High performance low power CMOS dynamic logic for arithmetic circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the design of high performance and low power arithmetic circuits using a new CMOS dynamic logic family, and analyzes its sensitivity against technology parameters for practical applications. The proposed dynamic logic family allows ... Keywords: CMOS digital integrated circuits, CMOS logic circuits, Dynamic logic, High speed arithmetic circuits, Low power arithmetic circuits

Victor Navarro-Botello; Juan A. Montiel-Nelson; Saeid Nooshabadi

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Reusable vibration resistant integrated circuit mounting socket  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention discloses a novel form of socket for integrated circuits to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The socket uses a novel contact which is fabricated out of a bimetallic strip with a shape which makes the end of the strip move laterally as temperature changes. The end of the strip forms a barb which digs into an integrated circuit lead at normal temperatures and holds it firmly in the contact, preventing loosening and open circuits from vibration. By cooling the contact containing the bimetallic strip the barb end can be made to release so that the integrated circuit lead can be removed from the socket without damage either to the lead or to the socket components.

Evans, Craig N. (Irwin, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooperative application/OS DRAM fault recovery.  

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Exascale systems will present considerable fault-tolerance challenges to applications and system software. These systems are expected to suffer several hard and soft errors per day. Unfortunately, many fault-tolerance methods in use, such as rollback recovery, are unsuitable for many expected errors, for example DRAM failures. As a result, applications will need to address these resilience challenges to more effectively utilize future systems. In this paper, we describe work on a cross-layer application/OS framework to handle uncorrected memory errors. We illustrate the use of this framework through its integration with a new fault-tolerant iterative solver within the Trilinos library, and present initial convergence results.

Ferreira, Kurt Brian; Bridges, Patrick G. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Heroux, Michael Allen; Hoemmen, Mark; Brightwell, Ronald Brian

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Mechanical Models of Fault-Related Folding  

SciTech Connect

The subject of the proposed research is fault-related folding and ground deformation. The results are relevant to oil-producing structures throughout the world, to understanding of damage that has been observed along and near earthquake ruptures, and to earthquake-producing structures in California and other tectonically-active areas. The objectives of the proposed research were to provide both a unified, mechanical infrastructure for studies of fault-related foldings and to present the results in computer programs that have graphical users interfaces (GUIs) so that structural geologists and geophysicists can model a wide variety of fault-related folds (FaRFs).

Johnson, A. M.

2003-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

283

Neural Fault Diagnosis and Fuzzy Fault Control for a Complex Dynamic System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fault diagnosis has become an issue of primary importance in modern process automation as it provides the prerequisites for the task of fault detection. The ability to detect the faults is essential to improve reliability and security of a complex control system. Parameter estimation methods, state observation schemes, statistical likelihood ratio tests, rule-based expert system reasoning, pattern recognition techniques, and artificial neural network approaches are the most common methodologies developed actively during recent years. In this paper, we describe a completed feasibility study demonstrating the merit of employing pattern recognition and an artificial neural network for fault diagnosis through back propagation learning algorithm and making the use of fuzzy approximate reasoning for fault control via parameter changes in a dynamic system. As a test case, a complex magnetic levitation vehicle (MLV) system is studied. Analytical fault symptoms are obtained by system dynamics m...

Ching-yu Tyan; Paul P. Wang; Dennis R. Bahler

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Quantification of Priority-OR gates in temporal fault trees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fault Tree Analysis has been used in reliability engineering for many decades and has seen various modifications to enable it to analyse fault trees with dynamic and temporal gates so it can incorporate sequential failure in its analysis. Pandora is ... Keywords: Markov chains, Monte Carlo, Pandora, dynamic fault trees, fault trees, safety

Ernest Edifor; Martin Walker; Neil Gordon

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Development of Hydrologic Characterization Technology of Fault Zones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

pathways in the Monterey Formation, California: Americanalong faults in the Monterey Formation, coastal California.

Karasaki, Kenzi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Online fault detection and tolerance for photovoltaic energy harvesting systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Photovoltaic energy harvesting systems (PV systems) are subject to PV cell faults, which decrease the efficiency of PV systems and even shorten the PV system lifespan. Manual PV cell fault detection and elimination are expensive and nearly impossible ... Keywords: fault detection, fault tolerance, photovoltaic panel reconfiguration, photovoltaic system

Xue Lin; Yanzhi Wang; Di Zhu; Naehyuck Chang; Massoud Pedram

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant  

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A wind power plant consists of a large number of turbines interconnected by underground cable. A pad-mount transformer at each turbine steps up the voltage from generating voltage (690 V) to a medium voltage (34.5 kV). All turbines in the plant are connected to the substation transformer where the voltage is stepped up to the transmission level. An important aspect of wind power plant (WPP) impact studies is to evaluate the short-circuit (SC) current contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This task can be challenging to protection engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper investigates the short circuit behavior of a wind power plant for different types of faults. The impact of wind turbine types, the transformer configuration, and the reactive compensation capacitor will be investigated. The voltage response at different buses will be observed. Finally, the SC line currents will be presented along with its symmetrical components.

Muljadi, E.; Samaan, Nader A.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Li, Jun; Pasupulati, Subbaiah

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

288

Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant  

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A wind power plant consists of a large number of turbines interconnected by underground cable. A pad-mount transformer at each turbine steps up the voltage from generating voltage (690 V) to a medium voltage (34.5 kV). All turbines in the plant are connected to the substation transformer where the voltage is stepped up to the transmission level. An important aspect of wind power plant (WPP) impact studies is to evaluate the short-circuit (SC) current contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This task can be challenging to protection engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper investigates the short circuit behavior of a wind power plant for different types of faults. The impact of wind turbine types, the transformer configuration, and the reactive compensation capacitor will be investigated. The voltage response at different buses will be observed. Finally, the SC line currents will be presented along with its symmetrical components.

Muljadi, E.; Samaan, Nader A.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Li, Jun; Pasupulati, Subbaiah

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

289

Fault intersections and hybrid transform faults in the southern Salton Trough geothermal area, Baja California, Mexico  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Analysis of 55 wells drilled at the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field and a suite of geological and geophysical studies throughout the southern Salton Trough from the Mexican-United States border to the Gulf of California clarify two concepts important to geothermal development: (1) increased natural convective fluid flow and better permeability should occur at intersecting faults both regionally and within a producing field, and (2) the Cerro Prieto and Imperial faults are best conceived of as hybrid types having features of both San Andreas style wrench faults and oceanic tranform faults.

Vonder Haar, S.; Puente Cruz, I.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Fault Detection, Location, Isolation and Reconnection in ...  

A University of Colorado research team led by Jae-Do Park has developed a fault detection, location and isolation scheme for a low-voltage DC-bus microgrid system, ...

291

Fault tolerance for holonomic quantum computation  

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We review an approach to fault-tolerant holonomic quantum computation on stabilizer codes. We explain its workings as based on adiabatic dragging of the subsystem containing the logical information around suitable loops along which the information remains protected.

Ognyan Oreshkov; Todd A. Brun; Daniel A. Lidar

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Overload protection circuit for output driver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A protection circuit for preventing excessive power dissipation in an output transistor whose conduction path is connected between a power terminal and an output terminal. The protection circuit includes means for sensing the application of a turn on signal to the output transistor and the voltage at the output terminal. When the turn on signal is maintained for a period of time greater than a given period without the voltage at the output terminal reaching a predetermined value, the protection circuit decreases the turn on signal to, and the current conduction through, the output transistor.

Stewart, Roger G. (Neshanic Station, NJ)

1982-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

293

Definition: Circuit Peak Load Management | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Circuit Peak Load Management Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Circuit Peak Load Management An application utilizing sensors, information processors, communications, and...

294

Novel techniques for fault location, voltage profile calculation and visualization of transients  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation addresses three different problems in power systems. The first problem is related to the fault location in complex topologies such as three terminal circuits with series compensation and mutually coupled line sections and distribution networks with distributed generation. Novel methods are presented by using traveling wave approach and wavelet transformation technique to overcome the difficulties introduced by the discontinuities and integrated components such as Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) protected series capacitors and distributed generation in complex topologies. Simulation results show good correlation between the actual and estimated fault locations for all the studied cases. The second problem concerns the calculation techniques of voltage profiles along transmission lines. A simple yet effective approach to accurately and rapidly obtain the voltage profile along a transmission line during fault transients is presented. The objective of the presented method is to eliminate the need to use wave equations and line parameters provided that an electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) type transients simulator is available for generating bus voltage transients for a given fault. This is accomplished by developing a time series model to estimate the voltage at an intermediate point along the transmission line. The model is formed for each intermediate point separately. Once the model is obtained it can be used to predict the transient voltage at that point along the line during any fault in the system. The approach can potentially be useful as a post processor to a transient simulator and can be used by developers of transient animations and movies for illustrating fault-initiated propagation of traveling waves in power systems. The third problem is the lack of powerful visualization and animation methods, which can help understanding the complex behavior of power systems during transients. The goal of this part of the dissertation is to develop new animation and visualization methods for power system electromagnetic transients for both educational and research purposes. Proposed approaches are implemented in different environments such as MATLAB and Microsoft Visual Studio to show the effectiveness of two and three-dimensional visualization of power system transients. The implementations of the proposed methods provide better understanding of the power systems during transient phenomena due to the faults or switchings.

Evrenosoglu, Cansin Yaman

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Generating Circuit Tests by Exploiting Designed Behavior  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis describes two programs for generating tests for digital circuits that exploit several kinds of expert knowledge not used by previous approaches. First, many test generation problems can be solved efficiently ...

Shirley, Mark Harper

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Low Power Oriented CMOS Circuit Optimization Protocol  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Low power oriented circuit optimization consists in selecting the best alternative between gate sizing, buffer insertion and logic structure transformation, for satisfying a delay constraint at minimum area cost. In this paper we used a closed form model ...

A. Verle; X. Michel; N. Azemard; P. Maurine; D. Auvergne

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Energy Extraction for the LHC Superconducting Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The superconducting magnets of the LHC will be powered in about 1700 electrical circuits. The energy stored in circuits, up to 1.3 GJ, can potentially cause severe damage of magnets, bus bars and current leads. In order to protect the superconducting elements after a resistive transition, the energy is dissipated into a dump resistor installed in series with the magnet chain that is switched into the circuit by opening current breakers. Experiments and simulation studies have been performed to identify the LHC circuits that need energy extraction. The required values of the extraction resistors have been computed. The outcome of the experimental results and the simulation studies are presented and the design of the different energy extraction systems that operate at 600 A and at 13 kA is described.

Dahlerup-Petersen, K; Schmidt, R; Sonnemann, F

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on their properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been identified as ideal replacements for copper interconnects in integrated circuits given their higher current density, inertness, and higher resistance to ...

Nessim, Gilbert Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

The Challenge of Testing RFID Integrated Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

RFID integrated circuits often involve many of themost leading edge production technologies availabletoday. The complexities involved with integrating thesecomplexities into the backend and test environment areexceptionally challenging. To date, this ...

David Murfett

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Conformance and mirroring for timed asychronous circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conformance has been used as a correctness criterion for asynchronous circuits. In the case of untimed systems, conformance of an implementation to a specification is equivalent to the failure-freeness between the implementation and the mirror of the ...

Bin Zhou; Tomohiro Yoneda; Bernd-Holger Schlingloff

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Quantum computation beyond the circuit model  

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The quantum circuit model is the most widely used model of quantum computation. It provides both a framework for formulating quantum algorithms and an architecture for the physical construction of quantum computers. However, ...

Jordan, Stephen Paul

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Symbolic Analysis of Nonlinear Analog Circuits  

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A new method is presented to model symbolically strongly nonlinear circuits, characterized by Piece-Wise Linear (PWL) functions. The method follows the idea of Bokhoven and Leenaerts, and formulates the problem as a linear complementarity problem (LCP). ...

Alicia Manthe; Zhao Li; C.-J. Richard Shi; Kartikeya Mayaram

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Measuring and Modeling Fault Density for Plume-Fault Encounter Probability Estimation  

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Emission of carbon dioxide from fossil-fueled power generation stations contributes to global climate change. Storage of this carbon dioxide within the pores of geologic strata (geologic carbon storage) is one approach to mitigating the climate change that would otherwise occur. The large storage volume needed for this mitigation requires injection into brine-filled pore space in reservoir strata overlain by cap rocks. One of the main concerns of storage in such rocks is leakage via faults. In the early stages of site selection, site-specific fault coverages are often not available. This necessitates a method for using available fault data to develop an estimate of the likelihood of injected carbon dioxide encountering and migrating up a fault, primarily due to buoyancy. Fault population statistics provide one of the main inputs to calculate the encounter probability. Previous fault population statistics work is shown to be applicable to areal fault density statistics. This result is applied to a case study in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Basin with the result that the probability of a carbon dioxide plume from a previously planned injection had a 3% chance of encountering a fully seal offsetting fault.

Jordan, P.D.; Oldenburg, C.M.; Nicot, J.-P.

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

304

Dynamical Systems in Circuit Designer's Eyes  

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Examples of nonlinear circuit design are given. Focus of the design process is on theory and engineering methods (as opposed to numerical analysis). Modeling is related to measurements It is seen that the phase plane is still very useful with proper models Harmonic balance/describing function offers powerful insight (via the combination of simulation with circuit and ODE theory). Measurement and simulation capabilities increased, especially harmonics measurements (since sinusoids are easy to generate)

Odyniec, M.

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

305

Electrochemically controlled charging circuit for storage batteries  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrochemically controlled charging circuit for charging storage batteries is disclosed. The embodiments disclosed utilize dc amplification of battery control current to minimize total energy expended for charging storage batteries to a preset voltage level. The circuits allow for selection of Zener diodes having a wide range of reference voltage levels. Also, the preset voltage level to which the storage batteries are charged can be varied over a wide range.

Onstott, E.I.

1980-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

306

Industry-Wide Database: Circuit Breakers  

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Best practice maintenance and asset management decisions are based on risks associated with actual equipment condition and performance. However, little effort has been made to systematically collect and analyze such industry information for high-voltage circuit breakers. This document presents the results of the initial effort of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to explore the development of an industry-wide database (IDB) for high-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs). The project identified ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

307

A fault location approach for fuzzy fault section estimation on radial distribution feeders  

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Locating the faulted section of a distribution system is a difficult task because of lack of accurate system models and the presence of uncertainty in the data used for estimating the fault section. Many of the methods used to account for the uncertainty use fuzzy logic techniques to estimate bounds of possibility of the input data and calculated quantities, or probabilistic modeling of the input data to estimate the likelihood of the location of the fault on a particular section of the feeder. Heuristic knowledge of control center dispatchers has also been used for uncertainty management. This thesis presents the design and implementation of a phase selector algorithm and a fault distance algorithm for use in an automated modular scheme for fault section estimation on radial distribution systems. These two algorithms will be executed in combination with two other fault location algorithms. The scheme is executed using the data record of an abnormal event in a three-stage scheme. The phase selector algorithm was used to obtain event-phase possibility values representing the possibility of involvement of each of the phases and the neutral in an event. A section-event possibility value that indicated the possibility that a section of the feeder was involved in the fault was evaluated using the event-phase possibility values and line section phase topology information. The fault distance algorithm was used to eliminate sections of the feeder that were not likely to be possible faulted section candidates by assuming a bolted fault and estimating its location. Each line section was assigned a fault possibility value of zero or one according to its location relative to the location of the fault. The phase selector algorithm was tested using real data measured at feeder substations and the fault distance algorithm was tested using data obtained by staging faults on a model of an overhead feeder using EMTP/ATP simulation. The results obtained from the tests were promising. A simple illustration of the combination of the results of the two algorithms is given. The result of this combination shows the potential of the simultaneous use of the two algorithms.

Andoh, Kwame Sarpong

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

The role of interruptible natural gas customers in New England heating oil markets: A preliminary examination of events in January-February 2000  

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This report provides an analysis of data collected from gas service providers and end-use customers in the six New England States and offers a preliminary assessment of the impact of interruptible gas customers on the distillate fuel oil market this past winter. Based on information collected and analyzed as of October 2000, the main findings areas follows: (1) For interruptible gas customers with distillate fuel oil as a backup fuel, their volume of interruptions was equivalent to about 1 to 2 percent of the total sales of distillate fuel oil in New England during January-February 2000. For the two peak weeks of gas supply interruptions, however, the equivalent volume of distillate fuel oil amounted to an estimated 3 to 6 percent of total sales in New England. There were no interruptions of the natural gas service during the 2-month period. (2) Purchases of distillate fuel oil by interruptible gas customers may have contributed somewhat to the spike in the price of distillate fuel oil in January-February 2000, especially during the peak weeks of gas interruptions. Nevertheless, other factors--a sudden drop in temperatures, low regional stocks of distillate fuels, and weather-related supply problems during a period of high customer demand--appear to have played a significant role in this price spike, as they have in previous spikes. (3) While this preliminary analysis suggests that interruptible natural gas service does not threaten the stability of the home heating oil market, several steps might be taken-without undermining the benefits of interruptible service--to reduce the potential adverse impacts of gas supply interruptions in times of market stress. Regardless of the magnitude of the impact of distillate fuel oil purchases by interruptible gas customers on Northeast heating oil markets, the threat of future heating oil price spikes and supply problems still remains. To help counter the threat, President Clinton in July 2000 directed Secretary Richardson to establish a heating oil component of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the Northeast, and 2 million barrels of heating oil are now stored in the reserve. Other possible policy options are outlined.

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2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Stress and fault rock controls on fault zone hydrology, Coso geothermal  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Stress and fault rock controls on fault zone hydrology, Coso geothermal field, CA Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Stress and fault rock controls on fault zone hydrology, Coso geothermal field, CA Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: In crystalline rock of the Coso Geothermal Field, CA, fractures are the primary source of permeability. At reservoir depths, borehole image, temperature, and mud logs indicate fluid flow is concentrated in extensively fractured damage zones of large faults well-oriented for slip.

310

Fast Fault Recovery in Switched Networks for Carrying IP Telephony Traffic.  

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?? One of the most parts of VOIP management is fault management and, in having a good fault management, finding good mechanisms to detect faults… (more)

Eisazadeh, Ali Akbar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A triple effect absorption method and apparatus having a high coefficient of performance. Two single effect absorption circuits are combined with heat exchange occurring between a condenser and absorber of a high temperature circuit, and a generator of a low temperature circuit. The evaporators of both the high and low temperature circuits provide cooling to an external heat load.

DeVault, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Control circuit for automatic battery chargers  

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An improved battery charger apparatus having a control circuit providing different charging periods which are automatically correlated with the type of battery connected to the charge for charging the connected battery to a preselected full charge state. The apparatus has a charging circuit for charging the battery, a sensing circuit for sensing the state of the battery during charging thereof by the charging circuit and a circuit for determining first and second predetermined reference voltage/current states. The apparatus causes the charging of the battery at a preselected initial charging level for an initial time period and establishes a first finish time period. The apparatus further determines a first time at which the state of the battery reaches the first predetermined referenced voltage/current state during the initial time period, and causes the charging circuit to continue to charge the battery at a preselected first charging level after the determination of the first time for a first finish time period. The apparatus further establishes a second finish time period and determines a second time at which the state of the battery reaches the second predetermined referenced voltage/current state during the first finish time period. The apparatus terminates charging of the battery if the state of the battery does not reach the second predetermined referenced voltage/current state during the first finish time period, and causes the charging circuit to continue to charge the battery at a preselected second charging level after the determination of the second time for a second finish time period.

Lambert, F.J.; Bosack, D.J.; Johansen, D.K.

1984-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

313

VCSEL fault location apparatus and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for locating a fault within an optical fiber is disclosed. The apparatus, which can be formed as a part of a fiber-optic transmitter or as a stand-alone instrument, utilizes a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) to generate a test pulse of light which is coupled into an optical fiber under test. The VCSEL is subsequently reconfigured by changing a bias voltage thereto and is used as a resonant-cavity photodetector (RCPD) to detect a portion of the test light pulse which is reflected or scattered from any fault within the optical fiber. A time interval .DELTA.t between an instant in time when the test light pulse is generated and the time the reflected or scattered portion is detected can then be used to determine the location of the fault within the optical fiber.

Keeler, Gordon A. (Albuquerque, NM); Serkland, Darwin K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

314

Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

315

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

316

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the repsective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer panel provides redundant cooling for fusion reactors or the like environment requiring low-mass construction. Redundant cooling is provided by two independent cooling circuits, each circuit consisting of a series of channels joined to inlet and outlet headers. The panel comprises a welded joinder of two full-size and two much smaller partial-size sheets. The first full-size sheet is embossed to form first portions of channels for the first and second circuits, as well as a header for the first circuit. The second full-sized sheet is then laid over and welded to the first full-size sheet. The first and second partial-size sheets are then overlaid on separate portions of the second full-sized sheet, and are welded thereto. The first and second partial-sized sheets are embossed to form inlet and outlet headers, which communicate with channels of the second circuit through apertures formed in the second full-sized sheet. 6 figs.

Morgan, G.D.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

318

Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat transfer panel provides redundant cooling for fusion reactors or the like environment requiring low-mass construction. Redundant cooling is provided by two independent cooling circuits, each circuit consisting of a series of channels joined to inlet and outlet headers. The panel comprises a welded joinder of two full-size and two much smaller partial-size sheets. The first full-size sheet is embossed to form first portions of channels for the first and second circuits, as well as a header for the first circuit. The second full-sized sheet is then laid over and welded to the first full-size sheet. The first and second partial-size sheets are then overlaid on separate portions of the second full-sized sheet, and are welded thereto. The first and second partial-sized sheets are embossed to form inlet and outlet headers, which communicate with channels of the second circuit through apertures formed in the second full-sized sheet.

Morgan, Grover D. (St. Louis County, MO)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada | Open  

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Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada Abstract Precise definition of geometric relationships between individual basins and ranges may help to reveal the mechanical processes of Basin and Range Cenozoic extensional faulting at depth. Previous studies have attempted to identify simple horsts and grabens, tilted crustal blocks with planar faulting, or tilted crustal blocks with listric faulting in the shallow crust. Normal faults defining these crustal blocks may root (1) individually in the ductile lower crust, (2) in regional or local low-angle detachment faults, or (3) in igneous intrusions or decoupling surfaces

320

Synthesis and evaluation of fault-tolerant quantum computer architectures  

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Fault-tolerance is the cornerstone of practical, large-scale quantum computing, pushed into its prominent position with heroic theoretical efforts. The fault-tolerance threshold, which is the component failure probability ...

Cross, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1979-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Scalable Distributed Consensus to Support MPI Fault Tolerance  

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As system sizes increase, the amount of time in which an application can run without experiencing a failure decreases. Exascale applications will need to address fault tolerance. In order to support algorithm-based fault tolerance, communication libraries ...

Darius Buntinas

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Rough neural fault classification for hvdc power systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Ph.D. thesis proposes an approach to classify faults that commonly occur in a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power system. These faults are distributed throughout the entire HVDC system. The most recently published techniques for power system ...

Liting Han

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

High-level test synthesis for delay fault testability  

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A high-level test synthesis (HLTS) method targeted for delay fault testability is presented. The proposed method, when combined with hierarchical test pattern generation for embedded modules, guarantees 100% delay test coverage for detectable faults ...

Sying-Jyan Wang; Tung-Hua Yeh

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HVAC FAULTS IN ENERGYPLUS  

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sensor faults, Energy and Buildings. 42(4). April 2010.faults in buildings. Energy and Buildings. 42(1). Januaryon the DOE-2 model, Energy and Buildings. 21(2). 1994, Pages

Basarkar, Mangesh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Stability of Distributed Algorithms in the Face of Incessant Faults  

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For large distributed systems built from inexpensive components, one expects to see incessant failures. This paper proposes two models for such faults and analyzes two well-known self-stabilizing algorithms under these fault models. For a small number ...

Robert E. Lee Deville; Sayan Mitra

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Design and Evaluation of Hybrid Fault-Detection Systems  

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As chip densities and clock rates increase, processors are becoming more susceptible to transient faults that can affect program correctness. Up to now, system designers have primarily considered hardware-only and software-only fault-detection mechanisms ...

George A. Reis; Jonathan Chang; Neil Vachharajani; Ram Rangan; David I. August; Shubhendu S. Mukherjee

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Two-person control administration: preventing administration faults through duplication  

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Modern computing systems are complex and difficult to administer, making them more prone to system administration faults. Faults can occur simply due to mistakes in the process of administering a complex system. These mistakes can make the system insecure ...

Shaya Potter; Steven M. Bellovin; Jason Nieh

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Fault Current Limiters (FCL) Fact Sheet | Department of Energy  

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& Publications An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements Superconductivity Program Overview Superconductivity for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review...

329

EPRI Fault Current Management Guidebook, Sixth Edition (Maroon Book)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is an update of the document Fault Current Management Guidebook, Fifth Edition on fault current effects and management in transmission and distribution systems. This guide is intended to be a snapshot of available references, information, and literature on the effects of high fault current on a number of power system components and various available and emerging fault-current-limiting technologies.Results and FindingsDue to increased ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

330

Underground Cable Fault Location Reference and Application Guide  

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This report summarizes underground cable fault location methods and details the application of the methods for transmission and distribution cable systems. It summarizes both terminal location and tracer location methods that can be applied to transmission and distribution cable systems. The report is an update to a summary of fault location methods. It provides practical technical material in the art and science of locating cable faults, including a description of common fault location instruments and p...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

331

Understanding Fault Characteristics of Inverter-Based Distributed Energy Resources  

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This report discusses issues and provides solutions for dealing with fault current contributions from inverter-based distributed energy resources.

Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A structure and method for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package.

Kravitz, Stanley H. (26 Aspen Rd., Placitas, NM 87043); Hadley, G. Ronald (6012 Annapolis NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Warren, Mial E. (3825 Mary Ellen NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Carson, Richard F. (1036 Jewel Pl. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Armendariz, Marcelino G. (1023 Oro Real NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A structure and method are disclosed for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package. 6 figs.

Kravitz, S.H.; Hadley, G.R.; Warren, M.E.; Carson, R.F.; Armendariz, M.G.

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

334

Radiation-hardened transistor and integrated circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A composite transistor is disclosed for use in radiation hardening a CMOS IC formed on an SOI or bulk semiconductor substrate. The composite transistor has a circuit transistor and a blocking transistor connected in series with a common gate connection. A body terminal of the blocking transistor is connected only to a source terminal thereof, and to no other connection point. The blocking transistor acts to prevent a single-event transient (SET) occurring in the circuit transistor from being coupled outside the composite transistor. Similarly, when a SET occurs in the blocking transistor, the circuit transistor prevents the SET from being coupled outside the composite transistor. N-type and P-type composite transistors can be used for each and every transistor in the CMOS IC to radiation harden the IC, and can be used to form inverters and transmission gates which are the building blocks of CMOS ICs.

Ma, Kwok K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

335

Fault Diagnosis of Transformer Based on Probabilistic Neural Network  

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In order to improve the correct rate of transformer fault diagnosis based on three-ratio method of traditional dissolved gas analysis (DGA), a novel intelligent transformer fault diagnosis method based on both DGA and probabilistic neural network (PNN) ... Keywords: transformer fault diagnosis, probabilistic neural network (PNN), improved three-ratio method

Li Song; Li Xiu-ying; Wang Wen-xu

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

New Burnside Anticline: part of Fluorspar area fault complex  

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Field mapping in the Abbott Formation and examination of topographic lineaments in the Creal Springs, Stonefort, Eddyville, and Harrisburg Quadrangles (southeastern Illinois) reveal the New Burnside anticline and its northeastern extension, the Stonefort anticline to be a single, extensively faulted structure. Interpretation of this evidence also leads to the conclusion that this is a fault-block structure rather than an anticline. Trending notheast-southwest, the structure seems to be the northwesternmost extent of the Fluorspar Area fault complex. The authors found evidence for two episodes of faulting. The first involved northeast-trending, high-angle faults similar to those in the known Fluorspar complex to the southeast. Faults on the northeast (Stonefort antilcine) step down toward the center of the structure, forming a graben. Vertical movement also occurred to the southwest (New Burnside anticline), but the structure in this vicinity is a horst with some blocks tilted. As with other faults in the Fluorspar complex, horizontal slickensides are present locally. The second episode of movement occurred along northwest-southeast-trending strike-slip faults that offset the northeast-trending high-angle faults. This second phase of faulting may correspond with previously reported reactivation of northwest-trending faults elsewhere in the Fluorspar Area fault complex.

Jacobson, R.J.; Trask, C.B.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Rigorous Development of Dependable Systems Using Fault Tolerance Views  

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This paper introduces the Mode and Fault Tolerance Views approach to stepwise rigorous development of critical systems. It supports systematic, structured and recursive modelling of system fault tolerance, including error detection, error recovery and ... Keywords: formal methods, Event-B, fault tolerance, modal systems, case study, AOCS

Ilya Lopatkin; Alexei Iliasov; Alexander Romanovsky

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Yet Another Fault Injection Technique : by Forward Body Biasing Injection  

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expensive fault injection tech- niques, like clock or voltage glitches, are well taken into accountYet Another Fault Injection Technique : by Forward Body Biasing Injection K. TOBICH1,2, P. MAURINE1 Injection, Electromag- netic Attacks, RSA, Chinese Remainder Theorem 1 Introduction Fault injection

339

Statistical estimation of multiple faults in aircraft gas turbine engines  

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415 Statistical estimation of multiple faults in aircraft gas turbine engines S Sarkar, C Rao of multiple faults in aircraft gas-turbine engines, based on a statistical pattern recognition tool called commercial aircraft engine. Keywords: aircraft propulsion, gas turbine engines, multiple fault estimation

Ray, Asok

340

Applications of fault detection methods to industrial processes  

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Components of industrial processes are often affected by un-permitted or un-expected deviations from normal operation behaviour. The fault detection task consists of determination of the fault present in a system and the time of detection. In addition ... Keywords: fault detection and diagnosis, industrial processes, residuals, symptoms

Ioana Fagarasan; S. S. T. Iliescu

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Collective operations in application-level fault-tolerant MPI  

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Fault-tolerance is becoming a critical issue on high-performance platforms. Checkpointing techniques make programs fault-tolerant by saving their state periodically and restoring this state after failure. System-level checkpointing saves the state ... Keywords: MPI, application-level checkpointing, collective communication, fault-tolerance, non-FIFO communication, scientific computing

Greg Bronevetsky; Daniel Marques; Keshav Pingali; Paul Stodghill

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Outlier Detection Rules for Fault Detection in Solar Photovoltaic Arrays  

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fault detection. Furthermore, the proposed models become more reliable as the number of PV measurements analysis specifically for PV installation. Several fault detection models and monitoring systems have been studied for PV systems [8]­[14]. PV monitoring and fault detection models based on energy yield and power

Lehman, Brad

343

A lightweight fault tolerance framework for Web services  

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In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a lightweight fault tolerance framework for Web services. With our framework, a Web service can be rendered fault tolerant by replicating it across several nodes. A consensus-based algorithm ... Keywords: Fault tolerance, Web services, distributed consensus, reliable messaging, replication

Wenbing Zhao; Honglei Zhang; Hua Chai

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Quantum Electric Circuits Analogous to Ballistic Conductors  

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The conductance steps in a constricted two-dimensional electron gas and the minimum conductivity in graphene are related to a new uncertainty relation between electric charge and conductance in a quantized electric circuit that mimics the electric transport in mesoscopic systems. This uncertainty relation makes specific use of the discreteness of electric charge. Quantum electric circuits analogous to both constricted two-dimensional electron gas and graphene are introduced. In the latter case a new insight into the origin of minimum conductivity is obtained.

Daniela Dragoman

2007-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

345

Protection from ground faults in the stator winding of generators at power plants in the Siberian networks  

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The experience of many years of experience in developing and utilization of ground fault protection in the stator winding of generators in the Siberian networks is generalized. The main method of protection is to apply a direct current or an alternating current with a frequency of 25 Hz to the primary circuits of the stator. A direct current is applied to turbo generators operating in a unit with a transformer without a resistive coupling to the external grid or to other generators. Applying a 25 Hz control current is appropriate for power generation systems with compensation of a capacitive short circuit current to ground. This method forms the basis for protection of generators operating on busbars, hydroelectric generators with a neutral grounded through an arc-suppression reactor, including in consolidated units with generators operating in parallel on a single low-voltage transformer winding.

Vainshtein, R. A., E-mail: vra@tpu.ru [Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Lapin, V. I. [ODU Sibiri (Integrated Dispatcher Control for Siberia), branch of JSC 'SO EES' (Russian Federation); Naumov, A. M.; Doronin, A. V. [JSC NPP 'EKRA' (Russian Federation); Yudin, S. M. [Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

346

Fault reconnaissance agent for sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the key prerequisite for a scalable, effective and efficient sensor network is the utilization of low-cost, low-overhead and high-resilient fault-inference techniques. To this end, we propose an intelligent agent system with a problem solving ... Keywords: Management, expectation maximization algorithm, intelligent agents, wireless sensor networks

Elhadi M. Shakshuki; Xinyu Xing; Tarek R. Sheltami

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Optimized Fault Location Final Project Report  

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excessive currents and voltages last long enough to cause equipment damage. CBs have the purpose to connect describes connectivity of the various components in the power system. In order to process retrieved fault, the system topology must be known. Beside the connectivity it is necessary to obtain information about

348

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

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This patent describes a heat absorption method for an absorption chiller. It comprises: providing a firs absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range, providing a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range; heat exchanging refrigerant and absorber solution; thermal communication with an external heat load. This patent describes a heat absorption apparatus for use as an absorption chiller. It includes: a first absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range; a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range which has a lower maximum temperature relative to the first temperature range; the first circuit having generator means, condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operatively connected together; the second circuit having generator means condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operative connected together; and the first circuit condenser means and the first circuit absorber means being in heat exchange communication with the second circuit generator means.

DeVault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

349

Electronic circuit for measuring series connected electrochemical cell voltages  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electronic circuit for measuring voltage signals in an energy storage device is disclosed. The electronic circuit includes a plurality of energy storage cells forming the energy storage device. A voltage divider circuit is connected to at least one of the energy storage cells. A current regulating circuit is provided for regulating the current through the voltage divider circuit. A voltage measurement node is associated with the voltage divider circuit for producing a voltage signal which is proportional to the voltage across the energy storage cell.

Ashtiani, Cyrus N. (West Bloomfield, MI); Stuart, Thomas A. (Toledo, OH)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Coordinated Fault Tolerance for High-Performance Computing  

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Our work to meet our goal of end-to-end fault tolerance has focused on two areas: (1) improving fault tolerance in various software currently available and widely used throughout the HEC domain and (2) using fault information exchange and coordination to achieve holistic, systemwide fault tolerance and understanding how to design and implement interfaces for integrating fault tolerance features for multiple layers of the software stack—from the application, math libraries, and programming language runtime to other common system software such as jobs schedulers, resource managers, and monitoring tools.

Dongarra, Jack; Bosilca, George; et al.

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

351

Grinding circuit control using programmable logic controllers  

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This paper presents an application for cement milling system. In this application the process is controlled by software running on Programmable Logic Controllers. The appliance used to observe industrial process show the following mill parameters: feed ... Keywords: PLC programming, ball mill, clinker grinding, grinding circuit, programmable logic controllers

Costea R. Claudiu; Silaghi Helga Maria; Rohde L. Ulrich; Silaghi A. Marius

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Three-dimensional Integrated Circuit Design  

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With vastly increased complexity and functionality in the "nanometer era" (i.e. hundreds of millions of transistors on one chip), increasing the performance of integrated circuits has become a challenging task. This is due primarily to the inevitable ... Keywords: Computer Architecture, Computer Engineering, Computer Science

Vasilis F. Pavlidis; Eby G. Friedman

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Integrated Geophysical Mapping Of The Magadi Fault System, Southern Kenya Rift Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Integrated Geophysical Mapping Of The Magadi Fault System, Southern Kenya Rift Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Southern Kenya Rift has been known as a region of high geodynamic activity expressed by recent volcanism, geothermal activity and high rate of seismicity. The active faults that host these activities have not been investigated to determine their subsurface geometry, faulting intensity and constituents (fluids, sediments) for proper characterization of tectonic

354

Definition: Enhanced Fault Detection Technology | Open Energy Information  

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Technology Technology Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Enhanced Fault Detection Technology Enhanced fault detection technology enables higher precision and greater discrimination of fault location and type with coordinated measurement among multiple devices. For distribution applications, this technology can detect and isolate faults without full-power re-closing, reducing the frequency of through-fault currents. Using high resolution sensors and fault signatures, this technology can better detect high impedance faults. For transmission applications, this technology will employ high speed communications between multiple elements (e.g., stations) to protect entire regions, rather than just single elements. It can also use the latest digital techniques to advance beyond conventional impedance relaying of

355

New method for abbreviating the fault tree graphical representation  

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Fault tree analysis is being widely used for reliability and safety analysis of systems encountered in the nuclear industry and elsewhere. A disadvantage of the fault tree method is the voluminous fault tree graphical representation that conventionally results from analysis of a complex system. Previous methods for shortening the fault tree graphical representation include (1) transfers within the fault tree, and (2) the use of the SAMPLE (K out of N logic) gate, the MATRIX gate, and the SUMMATION gate. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce TABULATION gates as a method to abbreviate the fault tree graphical representation. These new gates reduce the cost of analysis and generally increase the system behavior visibility that is inherent in the fault tree technique. (auth)

Stewart, M.E.; Fussell, J.B.; Crump, R.J.

1974-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Upper crustal faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control  

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faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control on permeability and production in the Coso Geothermal Field, eastern California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Upper crustal faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control on permeability and production in the Coso Geothermal Field, eastern California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: New multifold seismic reflection data from the Coso geothermal field in the central Coso Range, eastern California, image brittle faults and other structures in a zone of localized crustal extension between two major strike-slip faults. The Coso Wash fault, a Quaternary-active normal fault that is a locus of surface geothermal activity, is well-imaged as a

357

Circuit design for embedded memory in low-power integrated circuits  

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This thesis explores the challenges for integrating embedded static random access memory (SRAM) and non-volatile memory-based on ferroelectric capacitor technology-into lowpower integrated circuits. First considered is the ...

Qazi, Masood

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Parallel algorithms for inductance extraction of VLSI circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inductance extraction involves estimating the mutual inductance in a VLSI circuit. Due to increasing clock speed and diminishing feature sizes of modern VLSI circuits, the effects of inductance are increasingly felt during the testing and verification ...

Hemant Mahawar; Vivek Sarin

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

The sizing rules method for analog integrated circuit design  

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This paper presents the sizing rules method for analog CMOS circuit design that consists of: first, the development of a hierarchical library of transistor pair groups as basic building blocks for analog CMOS circuits; second, the derivation of ...

H. Graeb; S. Zizala; J. Eckmueller; K. Antreich

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The opposed segmented rail circuit is either a plurality of similar conductive coils that are shorted, or a plurality of ladders formed of opposed conductive bars connected by a plurality of spaced conductors. In each embodiment, the conductors are preferably cables formed from a plurality of intertwined insulated wires to carry current evenly.

Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM); Cowan, Jr., Maynard (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Field Guide: High-Voltage Circuit Breaker Compressors – 2013 Update  

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High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breaker mechanisms have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may mis-operate or fail. A circuit breaker mis-operation may cause equipment damage and outages—both ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

362

Designing Crushing and Grinding Circuits for Improved Energy ...  

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Abstract Scope, Crushing and grinding, or comminution, circuits are the most ... Materialization of Manganese by Selective Precipitation from Used Battery.

363

Undulator Hall Air Temperature Fault Scenarios  

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Recent experience indicates that the LCLS undulator segments must not, at any time following tuning, be allowed to change temperature by more than about {+-}2.5 C or the magnetic center will irreversibly shift outside of acceptable tolerances. This vulnerability raises a concern that under fault conditions the ambient temperature in the Undulator Hall might go outside of the safe range and potentially could require removal and retuning of all the segments. In this note we estimate changes that can be expected in the Undulator Hall air temperature for three fault scenarios: (1) System-wide power failure; (2) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system shutdown; and (3) HVAC system temperature regulation fault. We find that for either a system-wide power failure or an HVAC system shutdown (with the technical equipment left on), the short-term temperature changes of the air would be modest due to the ability of the walls and floor to act as a heat ballast. No action would be needed to protect the undulator system in the event of a system-wide power failure. Some action to adjust the heat balance, in the case of the HVAC power failure with the equipment left on, might be desirable but is not required. On the other hand, a temperature regulation failure of the HVAC system can quickly cause large excursions in air temperature and prompt action would be required to avoid damage to the undulator system.

Sevilla, J.

2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

364

Transistor sizing for large combinational digital CMOS circuits  

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This article describes a new method to determine the device sizes of combinational digital CMOS circuits for an upper limit on the signal propagation delays. By modeling gate delay and area or power consumption of a circuit as a simple analytical function ... Keywords: Transistor sizing, digital combinational CMOS circuits, timing optimization

Lucas S. Heusler; Wolfgang Fichtner

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Analytical Model for the CMOS Short-Circuit Power Dissipation  

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A significant part of the power dissipation in CMOS digital circuits is due to the short-circuit currents. In this paper an accurate analytical model for the evaluation of the CMOS short-circuit power dissipation, on the basis of a CMOS inverter, is ...

L. Bisdounis; S. Nikolaidis; O. Koufopavlou

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Intelligent Circuit Breaker Forecasting and Prewarning System Research  

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This paper describes an intelligent circuit breaker software and hardware design, real-time multi-task alarm system will be introduced into circuit breaker monitoring and control, to the timely opening and timely alarm. According to the different impact ... Keywords: Intelligent circuit breaker, forecasting, prewarning

Jiaomin Liu; Li Li; Yaxuan Li; Peng Liu

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

A hardware Memetic accelerator for VLSI circuit partitioning  

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During the last decade, the complexity and size of circuits have been rapidly increasing, placing a stressing demand on industry for faster and more efficient CAD tools for VLSI circuit layout. One major problem is the computational requirements for ... Keywords: Circuit partitioning, FPGA, Genetic algorithms, Handel-C, Hardware accelerator, Memetic algorithms

Stephen Coe; Shawki Areibi; Medhat Moussa

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Evaluation and Testing of ABB Circuit Breakers with Mobilgrease 28  

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The information in this document is intended to assist plants in evaluating the use of Mobilgrease 28 in ABB K-Line and HK circuit breakers and determining the maintenance intervals of these circuit breakers. The information in this document is applicable to both ABB K-Line and HK (air-blast) circuit breakers.

2001-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

369

Characterization of AMOLED pixel circuit without power line  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We fabricated and evaluated the simple active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) pixel circuits without power line and proved that it is useful for the AMOLED display. Without power line in the pixel circuit we got higher-aperture ratio of ... Keywords: AMOLED, OLED, Pixel circuit, Thin film transistor

Seon Pyo Hong; Dong Sung Moon; Byung Seong Bae

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

A Mixed Signal Fuzzy Controller Using Current Mode Circuits  

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A mixed analog-digital fuzzy logic inference processor chip, designed in a 0.35-?m CMOS technology, is presented. The analog fuzzy engine is based on a novel current-mode CMOS circuit used for the implementation of fuzzy partition membership functions. ... Keywords: current-mode circuits, fuzzy partitioning, inference engine, membership function circuits

Simone Orcioni; Giorgio Biagetti; Massimo Conti

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Automatic stability checking for large linear analog integrated circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Stability analysis is one of the key challenges in the design of large linear analog circuits with complex multi-loop structures. In this paper, we present an efficient loop finder algorithm to identify potentially unstable loops in such circuits. At ... Keywords: analog circuit design, eigenvalue problem, model order reduction, small-signal analysis, stability analysis

Parijat Mukherjee; G. Peter Fang; Rod Burt; Peng Li

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Technique for extending the range of a signal measuring circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An input signal supplied to a signal measuring circuit is either amplified or attenuated as necessary to establish the magnitude of the input signal within the defined dynamic range of the measuring circuit and the output signal developed by the measuring circuit is subsequently readjusted through amplification or attenuation to develop an output signal which corresponds to the magnitude of the initial input signal.

Chaprnka, Anthony G. (Cockeysville, MD); Sun, Shan C. (Pittsburgh, PA); Vercellotti, Leonard C. (Verona, PA)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Symbolic analysis of analog circuits with hard nonlinearity  

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A new methodology is presented to solve a strongly nonlinear circuit, characterized by Piece-Wise Linear (PWL) functions, symbolically and explicitly in terms of its circuit parameters and is amenable to computer implementation. The method is based on ... Keywords: PWL, circuit nonlinearity, symbolic analysis

Alicia Manthe; Zhao Li; C.-J. Richard Shi

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Calculating the probability of injected carbon dioxide plumes encountering faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the main concerns of storage in saline aquifers is leakage via faults. In the early stages of site selection, site-specific fault coverages are often not available for these aquifers. This necessitates a method using available fault data to estimate the probability of injected carbon dioxide encountering and migrating up a fault. The probability of encounter can be calculated from areal fault density statistics from available data, and carbon dioxide plume dimensions from numerical simulation. Given a number of assumptions, the dimension of the plume perpendicular to a fault times the areal density of faults with offsets greater than some threshold of interest provides probability of the plume encountering such a fault. Application of this result to a previously planned large-scale pilot injection in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Basin yielded a 3% and 7% chance of the plume encountering a fully and half seal offsetting fault, respectively. Subsequently available data indicated a half seal-offsetting fault at a distance from the injection well that implied a 20% probability of encounter for a plume sufficiently large to reach it.

Jordan, P.D.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power controller device which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the "reset" input of a R-S flip flop, while an "0" crossing detector controls the "set" input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the "reset" and "set" inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations.

Hughes, Wallace J. (Boston Lake, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power controller device is disclosed which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the ``reset`` input of a R-S flip flop, while an ``0`` crossing detector controls the ``set`` input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the ``reset`` and ``set`` inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations. 9 figs.

Hughes, W.J.

1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

377

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power controller device which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage to frequency converter controls the reset input of a R-S flip flop, while an 0 crossing detector controls the set input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the reset and set inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations.

Hughes, Wallace J.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thin film eutectic bond for attaching an integrated circuit die to a circuit substrate is formed by coating at least one bonding surface on the die and substrate with an alloying metal, assembling the die and substrate under compression loading, and heating the assembly to an alloying temperature in a vacuum. A very thin bond, 10 microns or less, which is substantially void free, is produced. These bonds have high reliability, good heat and electrical conduction, and high temperature tolerance. The bonds are formed in a vacuum chamber, using a positioning and loading fixture to compression load the die, and an IR lamp or other heat source. For bonding a silicon die to a silicon substrate, a gold silicon alloy bond is used. Multiple dies can be bonded simultaneously. No scrubbing is required.

Schmitt, Edward H. (Livermore, CA); Tuckerman, David B. (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thin film eutectic bond for attaching an integrated circuit die to a circuit substrate is formed by coating at least one bonding surface on the die and substrate with an alloying metal, assembling the die and substrate under compression loading, and heating the assembly to an alloying temperature in a vacuum. A very thin bond, 10 microns or less, which is substantially void free, is produced. These bonds have high reliability, good heat and electrical conduction, and high temperature tolerance. The bonds are formed in a vacuum chamber, using a positioning and loading fixture to compression load the die, and an IR lamp or other heat source. For bonding a silicon die to a silicon substrate, a gold silicon alloy bond is used. Multiple dies can be bonded simultaneously. No scrubbing is required. 1 figure.

Schmitt, E.H.; Tuckerman, D.B.

1991-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

380

Circuit Breaker Reference Book: Proposed Development Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities have been maintaining circuit breakers reliably for many years. However, the aging breaker population and the more recent adaptation of analytical asset management techniques, coupled with a challenging business environment and a decline in available subject matter expertise, have made the task more difficult.Through more than two decades of research and development, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has amassed a large knowledge base of information on high-voltage ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Using Relays for Circuit Breaker Diagnostics  

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This report updates the ongoing investigation by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of how microprocessor based protective relays programmed with logic and measurements can monitor trip time performance of power circuit breakers and alarm for malfunctions or wear problems. The report describes the programming developed by the EPRI and American Transmission Company (ATC) project team to use existing relays to time first trips of selected breakers. ATC carried out laboratory ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

382

Circuit Breaker Diagnostic Tests: Effectiveness Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents preliminary findings from a multiyear research initiative to improve the maintenance of high-voltage circuit breakers and maintain reliable performance with reduced costs through better selection and application of nonintrusive diagnostic tests and techniques. The initiative’s focus is to catalog available tests and techniques and to develop and apply assessment metrics to determine which provide the most useful information.The project team developed a set of ...

2013-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

383

Base drive and overlap protection circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inverter (34) which provides power to an A. C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A. C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A. C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a microcomputer and memory element which receive various parametric inputs and calculate optimized machine control data signals therefrom. The control data is asynchronously loaded into the inverter through an intermediate buffer (38). A base drive and overlap protection circuit is included to insure that both transistors of a complimentary pair are not conducting at the same time. In its preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack (32) and a three-phase induction motor (18).

Gritter, David J. (Southfield, MI)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Application of Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Proximal Support Vector Machine (PSVM) for fault classification of monoblock centrifugal pump  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monoblock centrifugal pumps are widely used in a variety of applications. Defects and malfunctions (faults) of these pumps result in significant economic loss. Therefore, the pumps must be under constant monitoring. When a possible fault is detected, ... Keywords: CAV, PSVM, bearing faults, cavitation, decision trees, fault classification, fault diagnosis, impeller faults, monoblock centrifugal pumps, proximal SVM, seal faults, support vector machines, vibration signals

N. R. Sakthivel; V. Sugumaran; Binoy B. Nair

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource | Open Energy  

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Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Dictionary.png Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource: No definition has been provided for this term. Add a Definition Brophy Occurrence Models This classification scheme was developed by Brophy, as reported in Updating the Classification of Geothermal Resources.[1] Type A: Magma-heated, Dry Steam Resource Type B: Andesitic Volcanic Resource Type C: Caldera Resource Type D: Sedimentary-hosted, Volcanic-related Resource Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Type F: Oceanic-ridge, Basaltic Resource Extensional-tectonic, fault-controlled resources typically result from a

386

Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) | Open Energy  

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Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) Exploration Activity Details Location Raft River Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Fault Mapping Activity Date 1993 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Geologic mapping, strain and kinematic analysis Notes The mountains expose a detachment fault that separates a hanging wall of Paleozoic rocks from Proterozoic and Archean rocks of the footwall. Beneath the detachment lies a 100 to 300m-thick top-to-the-east extensional shear zone. Geologic mapping, strain and kinematic analysis, and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology suggest that the shear zone and detachment fault had an

387

Scalable distributed consensus to support MPI fault tolerance.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As system sizes increase, the amount of time in which an application can run without experiencing a failure decreases. Exascale applications will need to address fault tolerance. In order to support algorithm-based fault tolerance, communication libraries will need to provide fault-tolerance features to the application. One important fault-tolerance operation is distributed consensus. This is used, for example, to collectively decide on a set of failed processes. This paper describes a scalable, distributed consensus algorithm that is used to support new MPI fault-tolerance features proposed by the MPI 3 Forum's fault-tolerance working group. The algorithm was implemented and evaluated on a 4,096-core Blue Gene/P. The implementation was able to perform a full-scale distributed consensus in 305 {mu}s and scaled logarithmically.

Buntinas, D. (Mathematics and Computer Science)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Similarity Matching Techniques for Fault Diagnosis in Automotive Infotainment Electronics  

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Fault diagnosis has become a very important area of research during the last decade due to the advancement of mechanical and electrical systems in industries. The automobile is a crucial field where fault diagnosis is given a special attention. Due to the increasing complexity and newly added features in vehicles, a comprehensive study has to be performed in order to achieve an appropriate diagnosis model. A diagnosis system is capable of identifying the faults of a system by investigating the observable effects (or symptoms). The system categorizes the fault into a diagnosis class and identifies a probable cause based on the supplied fault symptoms. Fault categorization and identification are done using similarity matching techniques. The development of diagnosis classes is done by making use of previous experience, knowledge or information within an application area. The necessary information used may come from several sources of knowledge, such as from system analysis. In this paper similarity matching tec...

Kabir, Mashud

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California | Open  

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Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: New mapping documents a series of late Quaternary NNE-striking normal faults in the central Coso Range that dip northwest, toward and into the main production area of the Coso geothermal field. The faults exhibit geomorphic features characteristic of Holocene activity, and locally are associated with fumaroles and hydothermal alteration. The active faults sole into or terminate against the brittle-ductile transition zone (BDT) at a depth of about 4 to 5 km. The BDT is arched upward over a volume of crust

390

Enhancing and Testing Fast Fault Screening (FFS) Methodology  

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The aim of this multi-year study is to develop a methodology for fast prediction of the most severe three-phase fault locations for transient stability studies and rank them in order of severity. The methodology is called Fast Fault Screening (FFS).  The key advantage of the FFS is the ability to quickly scan through thousands of potential fault locations from transient stability perspective and identify the most severe locations. In the previous efforts, FFS was developed for angular ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

391

Impact of Wind Power Integration on Fault Current Management  

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This report presents a study on the impact of wind power integration on the grid fault current level due to various types of faults that might take place inside or outside of wind farms. Wind power is one of the renewable energy sources that has shown tremendous growth in recent years. The increasing integration of wind energy generation and other distributed renewable energy generation could change grid behavior under fault situations and influence system stability. Specifically, integration of addition...

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

392

Timer-based composition of fault-containing self-stabilizing protocols  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the desired properties of distributed systems is self-adaptability against faults. Self-stabilizing protocols provide autonomous recovery from any finite number of transient faults. However, in practice, catastrophic faults rarely occur, while ... Keywords: Distributed system, Fault tolerance, Fault-containment, Hierarchical composition, Self-adaptability, Self-stabilization, Synchronizer, Timer

Yukiko Yamauchi; Sayaka Kamei; Fukuhito Ooshita; Yoshiaki Katayama; Hirotsugu Kakugawa; Toshimitsu Masuzawa

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Universal programmable quantum circuit schemes to emulate an operator  

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Unlike fixed designs, programmable circuit designs support an infinite number of operators. The functionality of a programmable circuit can be altered by simply changing the angle values of the rotation gates in the circuit. Here, we present a new quantum circuit design technique resulting in two general programmable circuit schemes. The circuit schemes can be used to simulate any given operator by setting the angle values in the circuit. This provides a fixed circuit design whose angles are determined from the elements of the given matrix-which can be non-unitary-in an efficient way. We also give both the classical and quantum complexity analysis for these circuits and show that the circuits require a few classical computations. For the electronic structure simulation on a quantum computer, one has to perform the following steps: prepare the initial wave function of the system; present the evolution operator U=e{sup -iHt} for a given atomic and molecular Hamiltonian H in terms of quantum gates array and apply the phase estimation algorithm to find the energy eigenvalues. Thus, in the circuit model of quantum computing for quantum chemistry, a crucial step is presenting the evolution operator for the atomic and molecular Hamiltonians in terms of quantum gate arrays. Since the presented circuit designs are independent from the matrix decomposition techniques and the global optimization processes used to find quantum circuits for a given operator, high accuracy simulations can be done for the unitary propagators of molecular Hamiltonians on quantum computers. As an example, we show how to build the circuit design for the hydrogen molecule.

Daskin, Anmer; Grama, Ananth; Kollias, Giorgos [Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Kais, Sabre [Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Doha (Qatar)

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

394

Historic Surface Faulting and Paleoseismicity in the Area of...  

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Historic Surface Faulting and Paleoseismicity in the Area of the 1954 Rainbow Mountain-Stillwater Earthquake Sequence, Central Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

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Low-cost motor drive embedded fault diagnosis systems  

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Electric motors are used widely in industrial manufacturing plants. Bearing faults, insulation faults, and rotor faults are the major causes of electric motor failures. Based on the line current analysis, this dissertation mainly deals with the low cost incipient fault detection of inverter-fed driven motors. Basically, low order inverter harmonics contributions to fault diagnosis, a motor drive embedded condition monitoring method, analysis of motor fault signatures in noisy line current, and a few specific applications of proposed methods are studied in detail. First, the effects of inverter harmonics on motor current fault signatures are analyzed in detail. The introduced fault signatures due to harmonics provide additional information about the motor faults and enhance the reliability of fault decisions. It is theoretically and experimentally shown that the extended fault signatures caused by the inverter harmonics are similar and comparable to those generated by the fundamental harmonic on the line current. In the next chapter, the reference frame theory is proposed as a powerful toolbox to find the exact magnitude and phase quantities of specific fault signatures in real time. The faulty motors are experimentally tested both offline, using data acquisition system, and online, employing the TMS320F2812 DSP to prove the effectiveness of the proposed tool. In addition to reference frame theory, another digital signal processor (DSP)-based phasesensitive motor fault signature detection is presented in the following chapter. This method has a powerful line current noise suppression capability while detecting the fault signatures. It is experimentally shown that the proposed method can determine the normalized magnitude and phase information of the fault signatures even in the presence of significant noise. Finally, a signal processing based fault diagnosis scheme for on-board diagnosis of rotor asymmetry at start-up and idle mode is presented. It is quite challenging to obtain these regular test conditions for long enough time during daily vehicle operations. In addition, automobile vibrations cause a non-uniform air-gap motor operation which directly affects the inductances of electric motor and results quite noisy current spectrum. The proposed method overcomes the challenges like aforementioned ones simply by testing the rotor asymmetry at zero speed.

Akin, Bilal

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Upper crustal faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural...  

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faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control on permeability and production in the Coso Geothermal Field, eastern California Jump to: navigation, search...

397

Dynamic analysis and fault diagnosis of a water hydraulic motor.  

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??This research is concerned with condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of the piston of the water hydraulic motor by vibration signal analysis. Vibration signatures are… (more)

Chen, Hanxin.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION...  

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MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN THE COSO GETHERMAL FIELD, CALIFORNIA Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home...

399

Thermal Waters Along The Konocti Bay Fault Zone, Lake County...  

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Thermal Waters Along The Konocti Bay Fault Zone, Lake County, California- A Re-Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Thermal...

400

Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems  

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diagnostic method for vapor compression air conditioners”,evaluation of faults in vapor compression cycle equipment”,Diagnostic Methods to Vapor Compression Cooling Equipment“,

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intersecting Fault Trends and Crustal-Scale Fluid Pathways Below...  

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Intersecting Fault Trends and Crustal-Scale Fluid Pathways Below the Dixie Valley Geothermal Area, Nevada, Inferred from 3d Magnetotelluric Surveying Jump to: navigation, search...

402

CiFTS : Coordinated Infrastructure for Fault Tolerant Systems  

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Demos Team News Contact Us Coordinated and Improved Fault Tolerance for High Performance Computing Systems In the next few years SciDAC applications will utilize exascale...

403

Petri net modeling of fault analysis for probabilistic risk assessment.  

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??Fault trees and event trees have been widely accepted as the modeling strategy to perform Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). However, there are several limitations associated… (more)

Lee, Andrew

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections...  

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Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie Valley-Central Nevada Seismic Belt Area- Implications from Mt Resistivity Surveying Jump to: navigation,...

405

Recency Of Faulting And Neotechtonic Framework In The Dixie Valley...  

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Recency Of Faulting And Neotechtonic Framework In The Dixie Valley Geothermal Field And Other Geothermal Fields Of The Basin And Range Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL...

406

An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements ...  

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Energy Reliability (OE) is conducting research and development (R&D) on next-generation electricity delivery equipment including fault current limiters (FCLs). Prototype FCL...

407

Recurrent faulting and petroleum accumulation, Cat Creek Anticline, central Montana  

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The Cat Creek anticline, scene of central Montana's first significant oil discovery, is underlain by a south-dipping high-angle fault (Cat Creek fault) that has undergone several episodes of movement with opposite sense of displacement. Borehole data suggest that the Cat Creek fault originated as a normal fault during Proterozoic rifting concurrent with deposition of the Belt Supergroup. Reverse faulting took place in Late Cambrian time, and again near the end of the Devonian Period. The Devonian episode, coeval with the Antler orogeny, raised the southern block several hundred feet. The southern block remained high through Meramecian time, then began to subside. Post-Atokan, pre-Middle Jurassic normal faulting lowered the southern block as much as 1,500 ft. During the Laramide orogeny (latest Cretaceous-Eocene) the Cat Creek fault underwent as much as 4,000 ft of reverse displacement and a comparable amount of left-lateral displacement. The Cat Creek anticline is a fault-propagation fold; en echelon domes and listric normal faults developed along its crest in response to wrenching. Oil was generated mainly in organic-rich shales of the Heath Formation (upper Chesterian Series) and migrated upward along tectonic fractures into Pennsylvanian, Jurassic, and Cretaceous reservoir rocks in structural traps in en echelon domes. Production has been achieved only from those domes where structural closure was retained from Jurassic through Holocene time.

Nelson, W.J. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign (United States))

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Recent earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting...  

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Recent earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and stress loading near a geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal...

409

Fault Prediction and Fault-Tolerant of Lithium-ion Batteries Temperature Failure for Electric Vehicle  

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Design and implementation of dual-redundancy was developed to predict Lithium-ion battery failure for electric vehicle. Data fusion unit, prediction unit and determination unit were designed. Outputs from original and redundant sensors were integrated ... Keywords: Lithium-ion battery, dual-redundancy, data fusion, prediction, Fault-tolerant

Hu Chunhua; He Ren; Wang Runcai; Yu Jianbo

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Circuit breaker operation and potential failure modes during an earthquake  

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This study addresses the effect of a strong-motion earthquake on circuit breaker operation. It focuses on the loss of offsite power (LOSP) transient caused by a strong-motion earthquake at the Zion Nuclear Power Plant. This paper also describes the operator action necessary to prevent core melt if the above circuit breaker failure modes occur simultaneously on three 4.16 KV buses. Numerous circuit breakers important to plant safety, such as circuit breakers to diesel generators and engineered safety systems (ESS), must open and/or close during this transient while strong motion is occurring. Potential seismically-induced circuit-breaker failures modes were uncovered while the study was conducted. These failure modes include: circuit breaker fails to close; circuit breaker trips inadvertently; circuit breaker fails to reclose after trip. The causes of these failure modes include: Relay chatter causes the circuit breaker to trip; Relay chatter causes anti-pumping relays to seal-in which prevents automatic closure of circuit breakers; Load sequencer failures. The incorporation of these failure modes as well as other instrumentation and control failures into a limited scope seismic probabilistic risk assessment is also discussed in this paper.

Lambert, H.E.; Budnitz, R.J.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Circuit for monitoring temperature of high-voltage equipment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to an improved circuit for measuring temperature in a region at high electric potential and generating a read-out of the same in a region at lower potential. The circuit is specially designed to combine high sensitivity, stability, and accuracy. A major portion of the circuit situated in the high-potential region can take the form of an integrated circuit. The preferred form of the circuit includes an input section which is situated in the high-potential region and comprises a temperature-compensated thermocouple circuit for sensing temperature, an oscillator circuit for generating a train of ramp voltages whose rise time varies inversely with the thermocouple output, a comparator and switching circuit for converting the oscillator output to pulses whose frequency is proportional to the thermocouple output, and a light-emitting diode which is energized by these pulses. An optical coupling transmits the light pulses generated by the diode to an output section of the circuit, situated in a region at ground. The output section comprises means for converting the transmitted pulses to electrical pulses of corresponding frequency, means for amplifying the electrical pulses, and means for displaying the frequency of the same. The preferred embodiment of the overall circuit is designed so that the frequency of the output signal in hertz and tenths of hertz is equal to the sensed temperature in degrees and tenths of degrees.

Jacobs, Martin E. (Chillicothe, OH)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

High efficiency inverter and ballast circuits  

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A high efficiency push-pull inverter circuit employing a pair of relatively high power switching transistors is described. The switching on and off of the transistors is precisely controlled to minimize power losses due to common-mode conduction or due to transient conditions that occur in the process of turning a transistor on or off. Two current feed-back transformers are employed in the transistor base drives; one being saturable for providing a positive feedback, and the other being non-saturable for providing a subtractive feedback.

Nilssen, O.K.

1984-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

413

Circuit Breaker Maintenance; Volume 1: Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers; Part 2: GE AK Models: Volume 1: Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers Pa rt 2: GE AK Models  

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This comprehensive guide will help utilities improve their maintenance of GE model AK circuit breakers. It consolidates industry guidelines, applicable standards, original equipment manufacturer recommendations, and hands-on experience relative to these circuit breakers. Ultimately, improved maintenance will increase reliability and reduce costs associated with corrective maintenance and equipment downtime.

1992-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

414

Structural geology of Shawneetown fault zone, Southeastern Illinois  

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Vertical movements of crustal blocks along the narrow east-west-trending Shawneetown fault zone in southeastern Illinois occurred between Early Permian and Late Cretaceous. The main blocks moved vertically and retured to roughly their orignal positions so that strata now show little relative offset across the fault zone. However, individual faults with displacements up to 3,500 ft (1,070 m) bound narrow slices of steeply tilted or overturned strata resulting in a juxtaposition of Kinderhookian (Lower Mississippian) and Upper Devonian strata with Lower Pennsylvanina strata. The bedrock is intensely fractured, commonly brecciated, and cemented with either silica or calcite. Slickensides and mullion display various orientations within the zone and on individual outcrops. The dominant movement, however, appears to be vertical with no evidence for significant strike-slip movements. Pleistocene deposits do not exhibit offsets across the fault zone, indicating that no tectonic activity has occurred since the beginning of that epoch. The trend of the fault zone changes abruptly from east-west in southern Gallatin and easternmost Saline Counties to south-southwest in southern Saline and northeastern Pope Counties, where it joins the Fluorspar area fault complex. Here the zone widens and develops a braided pattern as the amount of displacement along individual faults decreases. The Shawneetown fault zone and Flourspar area fault complex in part are younger than the Cottage Grove fault system to the northwest and the Wabash Valley fault system to the north. The hope of finding structural traps near the junctions of the fuel systems has spurred recent oil exploration in the area.

Lumm, D.K.; Nelson, W.J.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Automating Power System Fault Diagnosis through Multi-Agent System Technology  

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Fault diagnosis within electrical power systems is a time consuming and complex task. SCADA systems, digital fault recorders, travelling wave fault locators and other monitoring devices are drawn upon to inform the engineers of incidents, problems and ...

S. D. J. McArthur; E. M. Davidson; J. A. Hossack; J. R. McDonald

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Feng shui of supercomputer memory: positional effects in DRAM and SRAM faults  

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Several recent publications confirm that faults are common in high-performance computing systems. Therefore, further attention to the faults experienced by such computing systems is warranted. In this paper, we present a study of DRAM and SRAM faults ...

Vilas Sridharan, Jon Stearley, Nathan DeBardeleben, Sean Blanchard, Sudhanva Gurumurthi

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Application Guidelines for Motor Control Circuits Protection and Control Circuits and Devices in the Voltage Sag Environment: System Compatibility Research  

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Common electrical disturbances in the power system-such as voltage sags and brief interruptions-can disrupt the performance of electronic equipment. This project, part of EPRI's ongoing Power Quality Measurements and Testing program, focused on developing a system compatibility test protocol and conducting power quality performance testing for motor voltage controllers operating in a voltage sag environment.

2000-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

418

Circuit Breaker Maintenance: Volume 2: Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers; Part 3: Westinghouse Types DH and DHP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This comprehensive guide will help utilities enhance and optimize maintenance of Westinghouse DH and DHP circuit breakers. It consolidates industry guidelines, applicable standards, original equipment manufacturer recommendations, and hands-on experience relative to these breakers. Optimized maintenance will increase reliability and reduce costs associated with corrective maintenance and equipment downtime.

1994-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

419

Interrogator system for identifying electrical circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for interrogating electrical leads to correctly ascertain the identity of equipment attached to remote ends of the leads. The system includes a source of a carrier signal generated in a controller/receiver to be sent over the leads and an identifier unit at the equipment. The identifier is activated by command of the carrier and uses a portion of the carrier to produce a supply voltage. Each identifier is uniquely programmed for a specific piece of equipment, and causes the impedance of the circuit to be modified whereby the carrier signal is modulated according to that program. The modulation can be amplitude, frequency or phase modulation. A demodulator in the controller/receiver analyzes the modulated carrier signal, and if a verified signal is recognized displays and/or records the information. This information can be utilized in a computer system to prepare a wiring diagram of the electrical equipment attached to specific leads. Specific circuit values are given for amplitude modulation, and the system is particularly described for use with thermocouples.

Jatko, William B. (10601 Rivermist La., Knoxville, TN 37922); McNeilly, David R. (Rte. 12, Box 538, Maryville, TN 37801)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Interrogator system for identifying electrical circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for interrogating electrical leads to correctly ascertain the identity of equipment attached to remote ends of the leads is disclosed. The system includes a source of a carrier signal generated in a controller/receiver to be sent over the leads and an identifier unit at the equipment. The identifier is activated by command of the carrier and uses a portion of the carrier to produce a supply voltage. Each identifier is uniquely programmed for a specific piece of equipment, and causes the impedance of the circuit to be modified whereby the carrier signal is modulated according to that program. The modulation can be amplitude, frequency or phase modulation. A demodulator in the controller/receiver analyzes the modulated carrier signal, and if a verified signal is recognized displays and/or records the information. This information can be utilized in a computer system to prepare a wiring diagram of the electrical equipment attached to specific leads. Specific circuit values are given for amplitude modulation, and the system is particularly described for use with thermocouples. 6 figs.

Jatko, W.B.; McNeilly, D.R.

1988-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating Single Microwave Photons in a Circuit  

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Electromagnetic signals in circuits consist of discrete photons, though conventional voltage sources can only generate classical fields with a coherent superposition of many different photon numbers. While these classical signals can control and measure bits in a quantum computer (qubits), single photons can carry quantum information, enabling non-local quantum interactions, an important resource for scalable quantum computing. Here, we demonstrate an on-chip single photon source in a circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED) architecture, with a microwave transmission line cavity that collects the spontaneous emission of a single superconducting qubit with high efficiency. The photon source is triggered by a qubit rotation, as a photon is generated only when the qubit is excited. Tomography of both qubit and fluorescence photon shows that arbitrary qubit states can be mapped onto the photon state, demonstrating an ability to convert a stationary qubit into a flying qubit. Both the average power and voltage of the photon source are characterized to verify performance of the system. This single photon source is an important addition to a rapidly growing toolbox for quantum optics on a chip.

A. A. Houck; D. I. Schuster; J. M. Gambetta; J. A. Schreier; B. R. Johnson; J. M. Chow; J. Majer; L. Frunzio; M. H. Devoret; S. M. Girvin; R. J. Schoelkopf

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

422

Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This actuator comprises a fluid motor having a piston, a breaker-opening space at one side of the piston, and a breaker-closing space at its opposite side. An accumulator freely communicates with the breaker-opening space for supplying pressurized fluid thereto during a circuit breaker opening operation. The breaker-opening space and the breaker-closing space are connected by an impeded flow passage. A pilot valve opens to allow the pressurized liquid in the breaker-closing space to flow to a back chamber of a normally closed main valve to cause the main valve to be opened during a circuit breaker opening operation to release the pressurized liquid from the breaker-closing space. An impeded passage affords communication between the back chamber and a sump located on the opposite side of the main valve from the back chamber. The pilot valve and impeded passage allow rapid opening of the main valve with pressurized liquid from the breaker closing side of the piston. 3 figs.

Imam, I.

1983-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

423

Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This actuator comprises a fluid motor having a piston, a breaker-opening space at one side of the piston, and a breaker-closing space at its opposite side. An accumulator freely communicates with the breaker-opening space for supplying pressurized fluid thereto during a circuit breaker opening operation. The breaker-opening space and the breaker-closing space are connected by an impeded flow passage. A pilot valve opens to allow the pressurized liquid in the breaker-closing space to flow to a back chamber of a normally closed main valve to cause the main valve to be opened during a circuit breaker opening operation to release the pressurized liquid from the breaker-closing space. An impeded passage affords communication between the back chamber and a sump located on the opposite side of the main valve from the back chamber. The pilot valve and impeded passage allow rapid opening of the main valve with pressurized liquid from the breaker closing side of the piston.

Imam, Imdad (Colonie, NY)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

First step towards automatic correction of firewall policy faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Firewalls are critical components of network security and have been widely deployed for protecting private networks. A firewall determines whether to accept or discard a packet that passes through it based on its policy. However, most real-life firewalls ... Keywords: Automatic fault fixing, firewall faults, firewall policy

Fei Chen; Alex X. Liu; Jeehyun Hwang; Tao Xie

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Fault Diagnosis of Transformer Based on Random Forest  

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Fault diagnosis of transformer in power system is studied in this paper. Considering the excellent performances of Random Forest (RF) in pattern recognition, we apply RF to construct a diagnosis model to predict the situation of transformer. The experiments ... Keywords: Rondom Forest, fault diagnosis of transformer, classification model

Xi Chen; Hongmei Cui; Linkai Luo

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

ANFIS based sensor fault detection for continuous stirred tank reactor  

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In this paper, an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) based Sensor fault detection and isolation for Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) is proposed. CSTR is a highly nonlinear process exhibiting stable and unstable steady state at different ... Keywords: ANFIS observer, Continuous stirred tank reactor, Dedicated observer, Fault detection

U. Sabura Banu; G. Uma

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Increasing fault-tolerance in cellular automata-based systems  

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In the light of emergence of cellular computing, new cellular computing systems based on yet-unknown methods of fabrication need to address the problem of fault tolerance in a way which is not tightly connected to used technology. This may not be possible ... Keywords: Byl's loop, Game of Life, TMR, cellular automata, cellular computing, fault tolerance, rule 30, static module redundance

Lud?k Žaloudek; Lukáš Sekanina

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Symbolic identification for fault detection in aircraft gas turbine engines  

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Symbolic identification for fault detection in aircraft gas turbine engines S Chakraborty, S Sarkar and computationally inexpensive technique of component-level fault detection in aircraft gas-turbine engines identification, gas turbine engines, language-theoretic analysis 1 INTRODUCTION The propulsion system of modern

Ray, Asok

429

CUDA accelerated fault tree analysis with C-XSC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fault tree analysis is a widespread mathematical method for determining the failure probability of observed real-life systems. In addition to failure probability defined by wear, the system model has to take into account intrinsic and extrinsic system ... Keywords: C-XSC, CUDA, DSI, fault tree analysis

Gabor Rebner; Michael Beer

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

GPS satellite oscillator faults mimicking ionospheric phase scintillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is possible for unreported Global Positioning System satellite faults to cause phase variations mimicking the effect of ionospheric scintillation. A case study of an event on 17 May, 2011 is presented. For approximately 695 s, the L1 signal from the ... Keywords: Anomaly, Fault, Navstar 43, PRN 13, Scintillation, Sigma-phi

Christopher J. Benton; Cathryn N. Mitchell

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Towards Robustness in Neural Network Based Fault Diagnosis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Challenging design problems arise regularly in modern fault diagnosis systems. Unfortunately, classical analytical techniques often cannot provide acceptable solutions to such difficult tasks. This explains why soft computing techniques such as neural ... Keywords: Dynamic Neural Network, Fault Diagnosis, Gmdh Neural Network, Robustness

Krzysztof Patan; Marcin Witczak; JóZef Korbicz

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Fault detection in multivariate signals with applications to gas turbines  

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This paper proposes a fault detection method for multivariate signals. The method assesses whether or not the multivariate autocovariance functions of two independently sampled system signals coincide. If the first signal is known to be sampled from ... Keywords: autocovariances, fault detection, spectral analysis, stationary time series

Hany Bassily; Robert Lund; John Wagner

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

COMPLETE FAULT ANALYSIS FOR LONG TRANSMISSION LINE USING  

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Plants and Power Systems Control, Kananaskis, Canada, 2006 #12;Area Measurement System (WAMS) and Phasor variables. Methods based on traveling waves and recently based on fault- generated high-frequency transients of the fault location. This method will be more attractive when the concept of Wide IFAC Symposium on Power

434

Online Fault Detection and Tolerance for Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Systems  

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Online Fault Detection and Tolerance for Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Systems Xue Lin 1 , Yanzhi, yanzhiwa, dizhu, pedram}@usc.edu, 2 naehyuck@elpl.snu.ac.kr ABSTRACT Photovoltaic energy harvesting systems (PV systems) are subject to PV cell faults, which decrease the efficiency of PV systems and even

Pedram, Massoud

435

Soft computing approach to fault diagnosis of centrifugal pump  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fault detection and isolation in rotating machinery is very important from an industrial viewpoint as it can help in maintenance activities and significantly reduce the down-time of the machine, resulting in major cost savings. Traditional methods have ... Keywords: Centrifugal pump, Decision tree algorithm, Fault diagnosis, Gene expression programming, Proximal support vector machine, Statistical features, Support vector machine

N. R. Sakthivel; Binoy.B.Nair; V. Sugumaran

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Effects of unbalanced faults on transient stability of cogeneration system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper evaluates the effects of unbalanced faults on the transient stability of a real cogeneration plant. First, a brief is given for the structure of the cogeneration system. Use of the electromagnetic transient program (EMTP) constructs the cogeneration ... Keywords: CCT curve, EMTP, cogeneration plant, transient stability, unbalanced faults

Wei-Neng Chang; Chia-Han Hsu

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Automatic Fault Characterization via Abnormality-Enhanced Classification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enterprise and high-performance computing systems are growing extremely large and complex, employing hundreds to hundreds of thousands of processors and software/hardware stacks built by many people across many organizations. As the growing scale of these machines increases the frequency of faults, system complexity makes these faults difficult to detect and to diagnose. Current system management techniques, which focus primarily on efficient data access and query mechanisms, require system administrators to examine the behavior of various system services manually. Growing system complexity is making this manual process unmanageable: administrators require more effective management tools that can detect faults and help to identify their root causes. System administrators need timely notification when a fault is manifested that includes the type of fault, the time period in which it occurred and the processor on which it originated. Statistical modeling approaches can accurately characterize system behavior. However, the complex effects of system faults make these tools difficult to apply effectively. This paper investigates the application of classification and clustering algorithms to fault detection and characterization. We show experimentally that naively applying these methods achieves poor accuracy. Further, we design novel techniques that combine classification algorithms with information on the abnormality of application behavior to improve detection and characterization accuracy. Our experiments demonstrate that these techniques can detect and characterize faults with 65% accuracy, compared to just 5% accuracy for naive approaches.

Bronevetsky, G; Laguna, I; de Supinski, B R

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

438

Research on Fault Location of Power Cable with Wavelet Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article researChes for 10kV transmission cable form the ground substation to the underground central substation in the coal mine. The transient traveLing wave signal of the cable fault is disposed by the wavelet transformation based on the cable ... Keywords: Wavelet analysis, Fault Location, TraveLing wave

Ji-meng Zhang; Shuo Liang

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Memristor-based Circuits for Performing Basic Arithmetic Operations  

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In almost all of the currently working circuits, especially in analog circuits implementing signal processing applications, basic arithmetic operations such as multiplication, addition, subtraction and division are performed on values which are represented by voltages or currents. However, in this paper, we propose a new and simple method for performing analog arithmetic operations which in this scheme, signals are represented and stored through a memristance of the newly found circuit element, i.e. memristor, instead of voltage or current. Some of these operators such as divider and multiplier are much simpler and faster than their equivalent voltage-based circuits and they require less chip area. In addition, a new circuit is designed for programming the memristance of the memristor with predetermined analog value. Presented simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness and the accuracy of the proposed circuits.

Merrikh-Bayat, Farnood

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example  

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Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example from the Raft River detachment, Basin and Range, western United States Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example from the Raft River detachment, Basin and Range, western United States Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Application of thermochronological techniques to major normal fault systems can resolve the timing of initiation and duration of extension, rates of motion on detachment faults, timing of ductile mylonite formation and passage of rocks through the crystal-plastic to brittle transition, and multiple events of extensional unroofing. Here we determine

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Recent earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and  

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earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and stress loading near a geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Recent earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and stress loading near a geothermal field Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Two recent earthquake sequences near the Coso geothermal field show clear evidence of faulting along conjugate planes. We present results from analyzing an earthquake sequence occurring in 1998 and compare it with a similar sequence that occurred in 1996. The two sequences followed mainshocks that occurred on 27 November 1996 and 6 March 1998. Both mainshocks ruptured approximately colocated regions of the same fault

442

Definition: Apex or Salient of Normal Fault | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Normal faults may intersect in the subsurface to form a fault apex or salient. Apices or salients of normal faults account for 3% of structural controls in the Great Basin.[2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition References ↑ James E. Faulds,Nicholas H. Hinz,Mark F. Coolbaugh,Patricia H. Cashman,Christopher Kratt,Gregory Dering,Joel Edwards,Brett Mayhew,Holly McLachlan. 2011. Assessment of Favorable Structural Settings of Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin, Western USA. In: Transactions. GRC Anual Meeting; 2011/10/23; San Diego, CA. Davis, CA: Geothermal Resources Council; p. 777-783

443

Field Guide: Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breakers have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may misoperate or fail, possibly resulting in equipment damage or an outageboth expensive consequences. To help utilities prevent such undesirable events, this field gu...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers  

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High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breakers have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may misoperate or fail, possibly resulting in equipment damage or an outage—both expensive consequences. To help ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

445

Probability Estimation of CO2 Leakage Through Faults at Geologic Carbon Sequestration Sites  

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for Geologic Carbon Sequestration Based on EffectiveFaults at Geologic Carbon Sequestration Sites Yingqi Zhang*,faults at geologic carbon sequestration (GCS) sites is a

Zhang, Yingqi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Fault Analysis at a Wind Power Plant for One Year of Observation: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper analyzes the fault characteristics observed at a wind power plant, and the behavior of the wind power plant under fault events.

Muljadi, E.; Mills, Z.; Foster, R.; Conto, J.; Ellis, A.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

A Power-efficient Radio Frequency Energy-harvesting Circuit .  

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??This work aims to demonstrate the design and simulation of a Radio Frequency (RF) energy-harvesting circuit, from receiving antenna to the point of charge collection.… (more)

Khoury, Philip

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators...  

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Project Name DSOPilot project Automatic receipt of short circuiting indicators Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392, 9.501785 Loading map... "minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"...

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Evolution of Gold Gravity Recovery in Grinding Circuits - A Critical ...  

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Presentation Title, Evolution of Gold Gravity Recovery in Grinding Circuits - A Critical .... Selective Separations of Gold and Contaminants from Various Gold and ...

450

Hydrocyclone Classification Modeling for Gold Ore Grinding Circuit ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Grinding is achieved in closed circuits where hydrocyclones are used to .... Selective Separations of Gold and Contaminants from Various Gold and Silver ...

451

Driver Circuit for White LED Lamps with TRIAC Dimming Control.  

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??An efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp driver circuit is proposed for retrofitting the conventionally used incandescent lamps with existing TRIAC dimmer. The dimming feature… (more)

Weng, Szu-Jung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Automatic ranging circuit for a digital panel meter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to a range changing circuit that operates in conjunction with a digital panel meter of fixed sensitivity. The circuit decodes the output of the panel meter and uses that information to change the gain of an input amplifier to the panel meter in order to insure that the maximum number of significant figures is always displayed in the meter. The circuit monitors five conditions in the meter and responds to any of four combinations of these conditions by means of logic elements to carry out the function of the circuit.

Mueller, Theodore R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ross, Harley H. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Phase controlled rectifier circuit for rapidly charging batteries  

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An improved battery charger circuit for rapidly charging a battery by increasing the rate of battery charge acceptance through periodic battery discharge during the charging process includes a pair of first and second controlled rectifier circuits coupled to an ac source and adapted for coupling to a battery. The first controlled rectifier circuit is rendered conductive during the charging intervals to supply the battery with charge current from the ac source. The second controlled rectifier circuit is rendered conductive during battery discharge intervals to discharge the battery in a substantially lossless manner by conducting battery discharge current through the ac source, thus realizing a highly efficient battery charger.

Steigerwald, R. L.

1981-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

454

Laser Micromachining of Active and Passive Photonic Integrated Circuits  

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This thesis describes the development of advanced laser resonators and applications of laserinduced micromachining for photonic circuit fabrication. Two major advantages of laserinduced micromachining are direct patterning ...

Cho, Seong-Ho

2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

455

Safety and performance enhancement circuit for primary explosive detonators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A safety and performance enhancement arrangement for primary explosive detonators. This arrangement involves a circuit containing an energy storage capacitor and preset self-trigger to protect the primary explosive detonator from electrostatic discharge (ESD). The circuit does not discharge into the detonator until a sufficient level of charge is acquired on the capacitor. The circuit parameters are designed so that normal ESD environments cannot charge the protection circuit to a level to achieve discharge. When functioned, the performance of the detonator is also improved because of the close coupling of the stored energy.

Davis, Ronald W. (Tracy, CA)

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

456

6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Fall 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Modeling of microelectronic devices, and basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design. Physical electronics of semiconductor junction and MOS devices. Relation of electrical behavior to internal physical processes; ...

Fonstad, Clifton G.

457

Surge Protection in Low-Voltage AC Power Circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surge Protection in Low-Voltage AC Power Circuits: An 8-part Anthology ... converting old and yellowing papers into 21st Century electronic files, and ...

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

458

Feb. 11, 2008 Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions for High Performance Computing 1/47 Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions  

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Feb. 11, 2008 Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions for High Performance Computing 1/47 RAS RAS Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions for High Performance Computing Christian Engelmann Oak Ridge National Solutions for High Performance Computing 2/47 · Nation's largest energy laboratory · Nation's largest

Engelmann, Christian

459

Steps toward fault-tolerant quantum chemistry.  

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Developing quantum chemistry programs on the coming generation of exascale computers will be a difficult task. The programs will need to be fault-tolerant and minimize the use of global operations. This work explores the use a task-based model that uses a data-centric approach to allocate work to different processes as it applies to quantum chemistry. After introducing the key problems that appear when trying to parallelize a complicated quantum chemistry method such as coupled-cluster theory, we discuss the implications of that model as it pertains to the computational kernel of a coupled-cluster program - matrix multiplication. Also, we discuss the extensions that would required to build a full coupled-cluster program using the task-based model. Current programming models for high-performance computing are fault-intolerant and use global operations. Those properties are unsustainable as computers scale to millions of CPUs; instead one must recognize that these systems will be hierarchical in structure, prone to constant faults, and global operations will be infeasible. The FAST-OS HARE project is introducing a scale-free computing model to address these issues. This model is hierarchical and fault-tolerant by design, allows for the clean overlap of computation and communication, reducing the network load, does not require checkpointing, and avoids the complexity of many HPC runtimes. Development of an algorithm within this model requires a change in focus from imperative programming to a data-centric approach. Quantum chemistry (QC) algorithms, in particular electronic structure methods, are an ideal test bed for this computing model. These methods describe the distribution of electrons in a molecule, which determine the properties of the molecule. The computational cost of these methods is high, scaling quartically or higher in the size of the molecule, which is why QC applications are major users of HPC resources. The complexity of these algorithms means that MPI alone is insufficient to achieve parallel scaling; QC developers have been forced to use alternative approaches to achieve scalability and would be receptive to radical shifts in the programming paradigm. Initial work in adapting the simplest QC method, Hartree-Fock, to this the new programming model indicates that the approach is beneficial for QC applications. However, the advantages to being able to scale to exascale computers are greatest for the computationally most expensive algorithms; within QC these are the high-accuracy coupled-cluster (CC) methods. Parallel coupledcluster programs are available, however they are based on the conventional MPI paradigm. Much of the effort is spent handling the complicated data dependencies between the various processors, especially as the size of the problem becomes large. The current paradigm will not survive the move to exascale computers. Here we discuss the initial steps toward designing and implementing a CC method within this model. First, we introduce the general concepts behind a CC method, focusing on the aspects that make these methods difficult to parallelize with conventional techniques. Then we outline what is the computational core of the CC method - a matrix multiply - within the task-based approach that the FAST-OS project is designed to take advantage of. Finally we outline the general setup to implement the simplest CC method in this model, linearized CC doubles (LinCC).

Taube, Andrew Garvin

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Self field triggered superconducting fault current limiter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A superconducting fault current limiter array with a plurality of superconductor elements arranged in a meanding array having an even number of supconductors parallel to each other and arranged in a plane that is parallel to an odd number of the plurality of superconductors, where the odd number of supconductors are parallel to each other and arranged in a plane that is parallel to the even number of the plurality of superconductors, when viewed from a top view. The even number of superconductors are coupled at the upper end to the upper end of the odd number of superconductors. A plurality of lower shunt coils each coupled to the lower end of each of the even number of superconductors and a plurality of upper shunt coils each coupled to the upper end of each of the odd number of superconductors so as to generate a generally orthoganal uniform magnetic field during quenching using only the magenetic field generated by the superconductors.

Tekletsadik, Kasegn D. (Rexford, NY)

2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault tolerant hypercube computer system architecture  

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This patent describes a fault-tolerant multi-processor computer system of the hypercube type. It comprises: a plurality of first computing nodes; a first network of message conducting path means for interconnecting the first computing nodes as a hypercube. The first network providing a path for message transfer between the first computing nodes; a first watch dog node; and, a second network of message conducting path means for directly connecting each of the first computing nodes to the first watch dog node independent from the first network. The second network providing an independent path for test message and reconfiguration affecting transfers between respective ones of the first computing nodes and the first watch dog node.

Madan, H.S.; Chow, E.

1989-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

462

Wavelet analysis for gas turbine fault diagnostics  

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The application of wavelet analysis to diagnosing faults in gas turbines is examined in the present paper. Applying the wavelet transform to time signals obtained from sensors placed on an engine gives information in correspondence to their Fourier transform. Diagnostic techniques based on Fourier analysis of signals can therefore be transposed to the wavelet analysis. In the paper the basic properties of wavelets, in relation to the nature of turbomachinery signals, are discussed. The possibilities for extracting diagnostic information by means of wavelets are examined, by studying the applicability to existing data from vibration, unsteady pressure, and acoustic measurements. Advantages offered, with respect to existing methods based on harmonic analysis, are discussed as well as particular requirements related to practical application.

Aretakis, N.; Mathioudakis, K. [National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece). Lab. of Thermal Turbomachines

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

An innovative method of providing total breaker failure protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Breaker failure relaying has been generally achieved through the use of a current monitoring relay to determine whether current continues to flow into a fault after a breaker has been instructed to interrupt the circuit. If current continues to flow after a predefined period of time, the circuit breaker is considered to have failed. Steps must then be taken to trip the next set of upstream breakers in the power system to remove the faulted circuit and prevent system damage. However, with industrial power systems, this may be the utility`s breakers on the feeding transmission line. Regardless, breaker failure schemes must be designed to isolate both the faulted circuit and the failed circuit breaker. This paper discusses a new and innovative method of protecting a circuit breaker from the failure described above, plus other failures that go unprotected with conventional schemes, this providing total breaker failure protection.

Stringer, N.T.; Waser, D. [Basler Electric Co., Highland, IL (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Interconnect Coupling Noise in CMOS VLSI Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Interconnect between a CMOS driver and re- ceiver can be modeled as a 1ossy transmission line in high speed CMOS VLSI circuits as transition times become comparable to or less than the time of flight delay of the signal through the low resistivity interconnect. In this paper, closed form expressions for the coupling noise between adjacent interconnect are presented to estimate the coupling noise voltage on a quiet line. These expressions are based on an assumption that the interconnections are loosely coupled, where the effect of the coupling noise on the waveform of the active line is small and can be ne- glected. It is demonstrated that the output impedance of the CMOS driver should preferably be comparable to the interconnect impedance in order to reduce the propagation delay of the CMOS driver stage.

Kevin T. Tang; Eby G. Friedman

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Development of Characterization Technology for Fault Zone Hydrology  

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Several deep trenches were cut, and a number of geophysical surveys were conducted across the Wildcat Fault in the hills east of Berkeley, California. The Wildcat Fault is believed to be a strike-slip fault and a member of the Hayward Fault System, with over 10 km of displacement. So far, three boreholes of ~;; 150m deep have been core-drilled and borehole geophysical logs were conducted. The rocks are extensively sheared and fractured; gouges were observed at several depths and a thick cataclasitic zone was also observed. While confirming some earlier, published conclusions from shallow observations about Wildcat, some unexpected findings were encountered. Preliminary analysis indicates that Wildcat near the field site consists of multiple faults. The hydraulic test data suggest the dual properties of the hydrologic structure of the fault zone. A fourth borehole is planned to penetrate the main fault believed to lie in-between the holes. The main philosophy behind our approach for the hydrologic characterization of such a complex fractured system is to let the system take its own average and monitor a long term behavior instead of collecting a multitude of data at small length and time scales, or at a discrete fracture scale and to ?up-scale,? which is extremely tenuous.

Karasaki, Kenzi; Onishi, Tiemi; Gasperikova, Erika; Goto, Junichi; Tsuchi, Hiroyuki; Miwa, Tadashi; Ueta, Keiichi; Kiho, Kenzo; MIyakawa, Kimio

2010-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

466

Theory of degenerate three-wave mixing using circuit QED in solid-state circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the theory of degenerate three-wave mixing and the generation of squeezed microwaves using circuit quantum electrodynamics in solid state circuits. The Hamiltonian for degenerate three-wave mixing, which seemed to be given phenomenologically in quantum optics, is derived by quantum mechanical calculations. The nonlinear medium needed in three-wave mixing is composed of a series of superconducting charge qubits which are located inside two superconducting transmission-line resonators. Here, the multiqubit ensemble is present to enhance the effective coupling constant between the two modes in the transmission-line resonators. In the squeezing process, the qubits are kept in their ground states so that their decoherence does not corrupt the squeezing. The main obstacle preventing a large squeezing efficiency is the decay rate of the transmission-line resonator.

Cao, Ye [Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Nanosciences and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Huo, Wen Yi [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Ai, Qing [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Long, Gui Lu [Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Nanosciences and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Tsinghua National Laboratory For Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084 (China)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

467

Rapid Synthesis and Simulation of Computational Circuits in an MPPA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computational circuit is custom-designed hardware which promises to offer maximum speedup of computationally intensive software algorithms. However, the practical needs to manage development cost and many low-level physical design details ... Keywords: Circuit CAD, FPGA-based design, Field programmable gate arrays, Logic CAD, Software architecture, Software tools, Spatial computing

David Grant; Graeme Smecher; Guy G. Lemieux; Rosemary Francis

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Design investigation of nanoelectronic circuits using crossbar-based nanoarchitectures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nanowire crossbar is an efficient nanoscale architecture which can be used for logic circuit design. In this work, we study and compare different crossbar nanoarchitectures and their application in logic circuit implementation. To evaluate the performance ... Keywords: Crossbar arrays, Molecular electronics, Nanoelectronics, Nanotubes, Nanowire crossbar architectures

Morteza Gholipour; Nasser Masoumi

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

A DC CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY PACK  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A DC CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY PACK Geoff Walker Dept of Computer Science vehicle battery packs require DC circuit breakers for safety. These must break thousands of Amps DC at hundreds of Volts. The Sunshark solar racing car has a 140V 17Ahr battery box which needs such a breaker

Walker, Geoff

470

Pulse drive and capacitance measurement circuit for MEMS electrostatic actuators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present an electronic circuit for position or capacitance estimation of MEMS electrostatic actuators based on a switched capacitor technique. The circuit uses a capacitive divider configuration composed by a fixed capacitor and the variable ... Keywords: Capacitance, Capacitive divider, Distance estimation, MEMS, Pulsed digital oscillators

Daniel Fernández; Jordi Madrenas; Manuel Domínguez; Joan Pons; Jordi Ricart

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Variability aware SVM macromodel based design centering of analog circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design centering is the term used for a procedure of obtaining enhanced parametric yield of a circuit despite the variations in device and design parameters. The process variability in nanometer regimes manifest into variations in these devices and design ... Keywords: Analog circuit sizing, Design centering, Genetic algorithm, Macromodels, Support vector machine, Yield

D. Boolchandani; Lokesh Garg; Sapna Khandelwal; Vineet Sahula

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Power Circuit Breaker Component and Sub-System Degradation Modes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The work described in this technical update is part of an ongoing EPRI effort to improve high voltage circuit breaker (HVCB) life management. It presents initial results of investigations of issues concerning transmission-class circuit breaker pump and compressor maintenance, and possible improvements in materials and practices that could improve maintenance effectiveness.

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

473

Molded Case Circuit Breaker Application and Maintenance Guide: Revision 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) provide power and circuit protection in nuclear plant electrical distribution systems. Their proper operation is essential to the safe and reliable operation of such systems. This guide applies to both nuclear and non-nuclear power generating facilities and can help improve the maintenance and reliability of MCCBs.

2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

474

Printed Circuit Board Maintenance, Repair, and Testing Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are an assembly of electronic and electro-mechanical components, such as relays and switches. The printed circuit (PC) board assembly provides multiple functions based on its application and intended service. It is an integral part of many instruments and/or instrumentation systems.

2003-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

475

A compiled-code hardware accelerator for circuit simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Describes the application of compiled-code techniques to the design of a hardware accelerator for circuit simulation, offering a speedup by a factor of up to 4400 compared with a software circuit simulator running on a Sun-3/60 workstation. The preprocessing ...

D. M. Lewis

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

How to efficiently implement dynamic circuit specialization systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dynamic circuit specialization (DCS) is a technique used to implement FPGA applications where some of the input data, called parameters, change slowly compared to other inputs. Each time the parameter values change, the FPGA is reconfigured by a configuration ... Keywords: Boolean Network evaluation, FPGA, dynamic circuit specialization, runtime reconfiguration

Fatma Abouelella; Tom Davidson; Wim Meeus; Karel Bruneel; Dirk Stroobandt

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

High Resolution PV Power Modeling for Distribution Circuit Analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL has contracted with Clean Power Research to provide 1-minute simulation datasets of PV systems located at three high penetration distribution feeders in the service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE): Porterville, Palmdale, and Fontana, California. The resulting PV simulations will be used to separately model the electrical circuits to determine the impacts of PV on circuit operations.

Norris, B. L.; Dise, J. H.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Determination of equivalent circuit for PVDF shock-pressure gauges  

SciTech Connect

Broadband impedance measurements of a PVDF shock-pressure gauge are used to build an equivalent circuit for the gauge. The essential components are a gauge capacitance and a low-loss transmission line. Component features are consistent with the physical characteristics. With knowledge of this circuit, troublesome oscillations can be anticipated and prevented.

Kotulski, J.D.; Anderson, M.U.; Brock, B.C.; Gomez, J.; Graham, R.A.; Vittitoe, C.N.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Determination of equivalent circuit for PVDF shock-pressure gauges  

SciTech Connect

Broadband impedance measurements of a PVDF shock-pressure gauge are used to build an equivalent circuit for the gauge. The essential components are a gauge capacitance and a low-loss transmission line. Component features are consistent with the physical characteristics. With knowledge of this circuit, troublesome oscillations can be anticipated and prevented. [copyright]American Institute of Physics

Kotulski, J.D.; Anderson, M.U.; Brock, B.C.; Gomez, J.; Graham, R.A.; Vittitoe, C.N. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-5800 (United States))

1994-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

480

MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN THE COSO GETHERMAL FIELD, CALIFORNIA Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN THE COSO GETHERMAL FIELD, CALIFORNIA Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: High precision earthquake locations and subsurface velocity structure provide potential insights into fracture system geometry, fluid conduits and fluid compartmentalization critical to geothermal reservoir management. We analyze 16 years of seismicity to improve hypocentral locations and simultaneously invert for the seismic velocity structure within the Coso Geothermal Field (CGF). The CGF has been continuously

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Soft Computing Application in Fault Detection of Induction Motor  

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The paper investigates the effectiveness of different patter classifier like Feed Forward Back Propagation (FFBPN), Radial Basis Function (RBF) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) for detection of bearing faults in Induction Motor. The steady state motor current with Park's Transformation has been used for discrimination of inner race and outer race bearing defects. The RBF neural network shows very encouraging results for multi-class classification problems and is hoped to set up a base for incipient fault detection of induction motor. SVM is also found to be a very good fault classifier which is highly competitive with RBF.

Konar, P.; Puhan, P. S.; Chattopadhyay, P. Dr. [Electrical Engineering Department, BESUS, Shibpur (India)

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

482

Neogene carbonate exploration play concepts for Northern New Guinea: New iteration from field work and seismic stratigraphy along the Northern New Guinea Fault Zone  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent field reconnaissance, petrography, nanno and foraminifera age determinations, and seismic stratigraphy of the Sepik and Piore subbasins of northern New Guinea reveal the existence of an extensive, tectonically unstable, Miocene-Pliocene carbonate shelf system. These findings represent the first recorded evidence of northern Papuan limestones coeval in age to those of the hydrocarbon productive Salawati Basin of Irian Jaya. Moreover, these observations also demonstrate the significance of episodic activities of the northern New Guinea fault zone upon the changes in carbonate sedimentation and diagenesis. During the Neogene, algal biosparites to foraminiferal biomicrites defined the clean portion of a mixed clastic-carbonate shelf system of the northern New Guinea basin, which began at the central New Guinea cordillera and deepened northward. This shelf was interrupted by coral-coralline algal boundstone fringing- to patch-reef buildups with associated skeletal grainstones. Clean carbonates were spatially and temporally restricted to basement blocks, which episodically underwent uplift while terrigenous dilutes carbonates were more common in adjacently subsiding basement block bathymetric lows. These tectonic expressions were caused by the spatially transient nature of constraining bends of the evolving north New Guinea faults. As shown by seismic stratigraphy, by the late Miocene to the early Pliocene the uplift of the Bewani-Torricelli Mountains sagittally divided the shelf of the northern New Guinea basin into the Ramu-Sepik and the Piore basins. Continued regional sinistral transpression between the Pacific and the New Guinea leading edge of the Indo-Australian plates led to the reverse tilting of the Piore basin, the shallowing of the former distal shelf with concomitant extensive biolithite development (e.g., on subsiding volcanic islands) eventual uplifting of the Oenake Range, and en echelon faulting of the Bewani-Torricelli Mountains.

Pigott, J.D.; Geiger, C. (Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANACONDA: Robust Synthesis of Analog Circuits Via Stochastic Pattern Search  

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Analog synthesis tools have traditionally traded quality for speed, substituting simplified circuit evaluation methods for full simulation in order to accelerate the numerical search for solution candidates. In this paper we develop a new numerical search algorithm efficient enough to allow full circuit simulation of each circuit candidate, and robust enough to find good solutions for difficult circuits. Comparison of synthesized circuits against manual industrial designs demonstrates the utility of the approach. I. INTRODUCTION A significant number of system-on-chip (SoC) designs are mixed-signal designs because of the need to interface a digital computational core to the real world. The rapidly increasing scale of SoC designs is stressing existing tools and methodologies; nevertheless the digital portions of these designs rely heavily on synthesis tools. This is not true for the analog portions, which are still routinely designed by hand. This lack of automation has always been a p...

Rodney Phelps; Michael Krasnicki; Rob A. Rutenbar; L. Richard Carley; James R. Hellums

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A core-based assessment of the spatial relationship of small faults associated with a basement-controlled, large normal fault in the Hickory Sandstone  

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This research characterized a system of small faults (displacement < 0.3 m) in seven closely-spaced continuous 2.4 inch (6.1 cm) diameter cores. Cores were obtained from central Texas, on the western edge of the Llano Uplift. Cores penetrate a dip-slip dominant, normal fault (Nobles Fault) with 18.3 m (60 ft) of stratigraphic throw. The spatial, geometric and kinematic attributes of small faults within the Nobles Fault system were characterized to explore potential cause-and-effect relationships. To quantify spatial distributions, a "density" measure based on individual small fault magnitude was utilized. Approximately half of the small faults in the core possessed no discernible offset markers; thus displacement amount for these faults could not be measured directly. Using a nonparametric method in which an alternating conditional expectation determined optimal transformations for the data, a statistically significant empirical correlation was established for faults with measurable gouge thickness, displacement, protolith mean grain size and sorting. Gouge thickness of small faults was found to be dependant upon the displacement amount of the small fault and the textural characteristics of the host protolith. The role of protolith lithology, proximity to crystalline basement, and structural position relative to the Nobles Fault system were examined to explain observed ubiquitous spatial distribution of small faults. Small faults were found to occur in clusters and the number of faults per foot only weakly correlates to the cumulative displacement of the corresponding faults. The amount of mudstone present is the dominant factor controlling small fault formation. Intervals with only minor quantities of mudstone have the largest number of faults per foot as well as largest associated cumulative displacement per foot. Frequency of occurrence of small faults near the basement is greater when compared to similar lithologies higher in the core. Intensity of small faults do not universally increase with proximity to large faults. To observe an increase in small faults, it is necessary to use a mean global cumulative displacement approach. Zones of greater than average cumulative displacement of small faults in close proximity to large faults were observed in zones that are compatible with faultfault interaction.

Graff, Mitchell C

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Detection and Isolation of a Cryogenic Rocket Engine Combustion Chamber Using a Parity Space Approach  

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his paper presents a parity space (PS) approach for fault detection and isolation (FDI) of a cryogenic rocket engine combustion chamber. Nominal and non-nominal simulation data for three engine set points have been provided. The PS approach uses three ... Keywords: Fault Detection, Fault Isolation, Fault Diagnosis, Parity Space, Rocket Engine

Paul van Gelder; André Bos

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Systematic Stochastic Petri Net Based Methodology for Transformer Fault Diagnosis and Repair Actions  

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Transformer fault diagnosis and repair is a complex task that includes many possible types of faults and demands special trained personnel. Moreover, the minimization of the time needed for transformer fault diagnosis and repair is an important task ... Keywords: power system reliability, stochastic petri nets, transformer fault diagnosis

P. S. Georgilakis; J. A. Katsigiannis; K. P. Valavanis; A. T. Souflaris

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the growth of strike-slip faults using effective medium theory  

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Increases in the dimensions of strike-slip faults including fault length, thickness of fault rock and the surrounding damage zone collectively provide quantitative definition of fault growth and are commonly measured in terms of the maximum fault slip. The field observations indicate that a common mechanism for fault growth in the brittle upper crust is fault lengthening by linkage and coalescence of neighboring fault segments or strands, and fault rock-zone widening into highly fractured inner damage zone via cataclastic deformation. The most important underlying mechanical reason in both cases is prior weakening of the rocks surrounding a fault's core and between neighboring fault segments by faulting-related fractures. In this paper, using field observations together with effective medium models, we analyze the reduction in the effective elastic properties of rock in terms of density of the fault-related brittle fractures and fracture intersection angles controlled primarily by the splay angles. Fracture densities or equivalent fracture spacing values corresponding to the vanishing Young's, shear, and quasi-pure shear moduli were obtained by extrapolation from the calculated range of these parameters. The fracture densities or the equivalent spacing values obtained using this method compare well with the field data measured along scan lines across the faults in the study area. These findings should be helpful for a better understanding of the fracture density/spacing distribution around faults and the transition from discrete fracturing to cataclastic deformation associated with fault growth and the related instabilities.

Aydin, A.; Berryman, J.G.

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault-based test suite prioritization for specification-based testing  

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Context: Existing test suite prioritization techniques usually rely on code coverage information or historical execution data that serve as indicators for estimating the fault-detecting ability of test cases. Such indicators are primarily empirical in ... Keywords: Fault class hierarchy, Fault-based prioritization, Fault-based testing, Software testing, Specification-based testing, Test suite prioritization

Yuen Tak Yu; Man Fai Lau

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Power Transmission Line Fault Distance Estimation VLSI Chip: Design and Defect Tolerance  

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This paper presents a system-on-a-chip for fault detection and fault-distance-estimation for power transmission lines in the smart grid. Toward this goal we have designed and fabricated three chips: PGS4, PGS5 and PGS6, each successively more advanced ... Keywords: Smart grid, fault distance, arcing fault, system on a chip, defect tolerance, Radojevic algorithm.

E. MacLean; V. K. Jain